18 days in Houston & Dallas Itinerary

18 days in Houston & Dallas Itinerary

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1
Houston
— 8 nights
2
Dallas
— 9 nights

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Nana's Attic (in League City), Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook) and Galveston (Galveston Helicopters, The Seawall, &more). The adventure continues: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and let the kids burn off some steam at Discovery Green.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston travel planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will leave for Dallas on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Nana's Attic, Pine Gully Park
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (Livestock Exchange Building, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more) and McKinney (North Texas Escape Rooms & Historic Downtown McKinney). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dallas are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, McKinney, Irving, Top O'Hill Terrace, Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium

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