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): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston day trip website .

Louisville to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Louisville to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in March: highs in Houston hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Golf
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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.
On the 1st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin trip app .

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then trek along The San Antonio River Walk, then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and finally browse the exhibits of The Guenther House Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Sister Creek Vineyards, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cibolo Nature Center, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, then stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, and finally examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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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