23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Alpine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 5th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dallas World Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas travel planner .

Birmingham to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 7th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing, get to know the resident critters at Fort Worth Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and finally take a stroll through Sundance Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then admire the local landmark of Fort Worth Water Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth attractions app .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Fort Worth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo

2
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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, then don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Route 66 and then admire the majestic nature at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo road trip site .

Fly from Fort Worth to Amarillo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fort Worth in May since evenings lows in Amarillo dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Route 66, Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Mexico Legislature.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe planner .

You can fly from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amarillo in May, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Albuquerque. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, then look for gifts at Alien Zone Area 51, then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District, and then do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Roswell trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Roswell takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. When traveling from Albuquerque in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Roswell: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alpine.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park

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nights
Alpine

Alpine ©
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, and then don't miss a visit to The Desk. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Bend Brewing Company, then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, and finally stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alpine trip maker website .

Getting from Roswell to Alpine by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to Alpine is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Alpine

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Davis, Marfa Lights Viewing Center
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio, and then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Alpine to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Alpine in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
When in Austin, make a side trip to see Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Fredericksburg, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, admire the striking features of The Driskill, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Houston road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Seawall, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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