6 days in Dallas, Austin & Houston Itinerary

6 days in Dallas, Austin & Houston Itinerary

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6 days in Dallas, Austin & Houston Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Durham

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Center of Dallas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dallas route builder website .

Durham to Dallas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durham to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Dallas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Dallas to Austin by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

2
nights
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 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip builder app .

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in Houston, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

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Kemah Boardwalk
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Teo-Chew Temple ©
Teo-Chew Temple

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