9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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 18th (Wed), have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape the Room, and then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, look for all kinds of wild species at Cibolo Nature Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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Seattle to San Antonio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boerne, Landa Park
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San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
Escape the Room ©
Escape the Room
Cascade Caverns ©
Cascade Caverns

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 20th (Fri): get curious at Science Mill and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, explore the engaging exhibits at Thinkery, then identify plant and animal life at Austin Nature & Science Center, and finally putt your heart out at Peter Pan Mini Golf.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Austin vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Childrens Museums Museums Tours

Side Trip

Science Mill
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Thinkery ©
Thinkery
Climbing Tours

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 22nd (Sun): get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial), and then admire the majestic nature at Brazos Bend State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, ride a horse along Cypress Trails, and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Houston travel route planner .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brazos Bend State Park
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Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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 24th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at White Rock Lake Park and then get your game on at Corky's Gaming Bistro. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum and then get your game on at iFLY Dallas.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip tool .

Getting from Houston to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 59°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

iFLY Dallas, Corky's Gaming Bistro
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Corky's Gaming Bistro ©
Corky's Gaming Bistro
iFLY Dallas ©
iFLY Dallas
White Rock Lake Park ©
White Rock Lake Park

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