7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wichita Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Attractions like The Menil Collection and Houston Museum District make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (The Seawall, 1892 Bishop's Palace, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Houston journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the engaging exhibits at Thinkery, and then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Austin when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wichita Falls.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

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Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an unorthodox tour of Dr. White's Sanitorium - Old Insane Asylum, hike along Holliday Creek Trails, and then identify plant and animal life at River Bend Nature Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wichita Falls online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Wichita Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Austin in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Wichita Falls. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Wichita Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 22nd (Thu), whizz through the canopy at The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Wichita Falls to Colorado Springs in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita Falls to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wichita Falls in October, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

El Paso County travel guide

4.3
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.