9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park
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San Antonio
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Houston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

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Melbourne, Australia to Houston is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Houston is minus 16 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Melbourne in November, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Dallas — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, then stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Dallas is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Big Bend National Park — 1 day

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Dallas to Big Bend National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Dallas in November, you will find days in Big Bend National Park are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Antonio — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

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Drive from Big Bend National Park to San Antonio in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in San Antonio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Driskill, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. November in Austin sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.