9 days in Texas Itinerary

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Dallas is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Dallas are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Austin — 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and get great views at Mount Bonnell.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

San Antonio — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then take in the history at Mission San Juan, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then make a splash at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio vacation maker website.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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 23rd (Sat): walk around Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Houston trip planning app.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Houston sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Fun & Games · Parks

Texas travel guide

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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.