16 days in Chicago & Texas Itinerary

16 days in Chicago & Texas Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Family-friendly places like The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll around Millennium Park, find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planner.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Chicago is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Kinshasa to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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San Antonio — 4 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will enjoy SeaWorld and The Alamo. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in July: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Family-friendly places like Barton Springs Pool and Texas Memorial Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dallas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails
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Dallas — 1 night

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 15th (Fri), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

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You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.
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