6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  6​h
1
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Chapel of St. Basil and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston, then admire all the interesting features of Water Wall, and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston online trip builder .

Detroit to Houston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Houston is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in August: high temperatures in Houston hover around 95°F and lows are around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip builder website .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
On the 7th (Wed), get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas holiday builder site .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
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The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

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