21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Houston
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Austin
— 2 nights
Unknown
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Galveston
— 1 night
Unknown
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Jefferson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nocona
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive
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Marfa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Terlingua
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brownsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galveston
— 4 nights
Drive

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Houston

Bayou City

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 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Nature · Parks

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Austin sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Galveston

— 1 night

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Tanger Outlets Houston.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galveston tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Austin to Galveston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, Galveston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jefferson.

Things to do in Galveston

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Jefferson

— 2 nights
Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jefferson driving holiday planner.

Getting from Galveston to Jefferson by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Galveston in November, things will get a bit cooler in Jefferson: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nocona.

Things to do in Jefferson

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Nocona

— 1 night
Nocona is a city along U.S. Highway 82 and State Highway 175 in Montague County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): do a tasting at Blue Ostrich Winery & Vineyard.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nocona online journey maker.

You can drive from Jefferson to Nocona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. November in Nocona sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Canyon.

Things to do in Nocona

Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Canyon

— 2 nights
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then make a trip to Combine City, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Old West Stables, delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, then see the interesting displays at Armstrong County Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mackenzie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canyon online travel route planner.

You can drive from Nocona to Canyon in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nocona in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Canyon, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Canyon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Carlsbad

— 1 night
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and then explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad trip planner.

You can drive from Canyon to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Canyon to Carlsbad is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Parks · Museums

Marfa

— 2 nights
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Marfa Book Company.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marfa online travel route planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Marfa in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad to Marfa. In November in Marfa, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Terlingua.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums · Shopping

Terlingua

— 1 night
Terlingua is a mining district and census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Brewster County, Texas, United States. On the 26th (Tue), see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town Texas and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Terlingua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marfa to Terlingua takes 2 hours. Traveling from Marfa in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Terlingua: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Terlingua

Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

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 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, and then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Terlingua to San Antonio in 7 hours. Traveling from Terlingua in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brownsville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Brownsville

— 2 nights
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): meet the residents at Gladys Porter Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brownsville vacation builder app.

Getting from San Antonio to Brownsville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Antonio in November since evenings lows in Brownsville dip to 19°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Galveston.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Galveston

— 4 nights

The Oleander City

Take a break from Galveston with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, about 38 minutes away. Explore Galveston further: get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

Start your trip to Galveston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Brownsville to Galveston by car takes about 6 hours. While traveling from Brownsville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Galveston Island travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Gardens
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.