9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Louisville

1
night
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 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston holiday tool .

Louisville to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Houston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Louisville in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Water Wall ©
Water Wall
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pedernales Falls State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Austin sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pedernales Falls State Park
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Pedernales Falls State Park ©
Pedernales Falls State Park
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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 3rd (Wed), browse the exhibits of The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Sister Creek Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Cibolo Nature Center, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio journey planner .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cibolo Nature Center, Sister Creek Vineyards
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
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 5th (Fri), take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, then explore the world behind art at Nasher Sculpture Center, then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dallas driving holiday app .

You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center

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