9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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San Antonio
— 2 nights
2
Austin
— 2 nights
3
Houston
— 2 nights
4
Dallas
— 2 nights

2
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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 18th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at Escape the Room and then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - San Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, then identify plant and animal life at Cibolo Nature Center, then explore the activities along Landa Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

Seattle to San Antonio is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to San Antonio. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Boerne, Landa Park
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Landa Park ©
Landa Park
Escape the Room ©
Escape the Room
Cascade Caverns ©
Cascade Caverns

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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): engage your brain at Science Mill and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, then have fun and explore at Thinkery, then identify plant and animal life at Austin Nature & Science Center, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Peter Pan Mini Golf.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder site.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Austin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Science Mill
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Science Mill ©
Science Mill
Thinkery ©
Thinkery
Climbing Tours

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial), and then admire the majestic nature at Brazos Bend State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Water Wall, then ride a horse along Cypress Trails Ranch Equestrian Center, and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Houston travel route site.

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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

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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), explore the activities along White Rock Lake Park and then get your game on at Corky's Gaming Bistro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get little chillier in Dallas: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

iFLY Dallas, Corky's Gaming Bistro
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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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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