9 days in New York City, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

9 days in New York City, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

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9 days in New York City, Dallas & Houston Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  47​h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Erbil

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Hudson Beach Glass, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breakneck Ridge Loop, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then identify plant and animal life at Cattus Island County Park, and then stop by The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary planner .

Erbil, Iraq to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Erbil to New York City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Erbil in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hudson Beach Glass, The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Breakneck Ridge Loop, Cattus Island County Park
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Breakneck Ridge Loop ©
Breakneck Ridge Loop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Nasher Sculpture Center, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Dallas sightseeing planner.

You can fly from New York City to Dallas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington-on-the-Brazos and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Texas Prison Museum and Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Sam Houston Statue (in Huntsville) and Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston online visit planner .

You can fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Huntsville, Houston Premium Outlets, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
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Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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