10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Dallas
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Austin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Panama City

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, then take a stroll through 6th Street, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip app .

Panama City, Panama to Austin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Panama City in January: high temperatures in Austin hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then explore the activities along Medina River Natural Area.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip builder tool .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in San Antonio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then tee off at Hermann Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then take a stroll through The Strand.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston
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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then don't miss a visit to Sundance Square, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Local Hub Bicycle Co..

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in January; daily highs in Dallas reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Lifestylez Nails Spa
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Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Austin travel route planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Dallas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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