8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— Few hours
Drive
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Galveston
— 1 night
Fly
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
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El Paso
— 1 night
Fly
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Houston
— 1 night

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Houston holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums

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Galveston

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galveston trip maker.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Galveston, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums

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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip planning website.

You can fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in October, Corpus Christi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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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 28th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then explore the world behind art at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip site.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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Dallas

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then get a new perspective on things with The Spirit of Dallas.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

Drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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El Paso

On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at International Museum of Art, then take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook, then appreciate the history behind Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist, and finally contemplate the long history of Magoffin Home State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read El Paso trip planner.

You can fly from Dallas to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in El Paso when traveling from Dallas in October, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Historic Sites

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Houston

Bayou City

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then tee off at Timber Creek Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Houston attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from El Paso to Houston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Houston is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from El Paso in October, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

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.