9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Dallas
— 1 night
2
Austin
— 1 night
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
5
Houston
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then wander the streets of Sundance Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip maker.

Louisville to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in July: high temperatures in Dallas hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Grapevine Historic Main Street District ©
Grapevine Historic Main Street District

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night
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Austin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Tours Historic Sites Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the history at Mission Concepcion, thenadmire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, and then get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip maker.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

San Marcos Premium Outlets, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip site.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Isla Blanca Park ©
Isla Blanca Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, thensee the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and then stroll through Water Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, thensteep yourself in history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, and then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planning tool.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

La Porte
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection

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