9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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El Paso
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn, then appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally admire the masterpieces at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City driving holiday planner.

Newark to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Oklahoma City, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dallas

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace and then take a stroll through Dallas Arts District.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas tour planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oklahoma City in August since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 27th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston, then examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Houston driving holiday website.

Fly from Dallas to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Austin

— 1 night

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 28th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, and then get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Austin itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trip

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 29th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites

El Paso

— 1 night
On the 30th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art, cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook, and then stroll through Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Paso day trip planning site.

You can fly from San Antonio to El Paso in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in August; daily highs in El Paso reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in El Paso

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Coronado Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then get curious at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albuquerque New Mexico Temple and then hike along La Luz Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque journey maker app.

Traveling by car from El Paso to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from El Paso in August: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 88°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.