22 days in New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

22 days in New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

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22 days in New Mexico & Texas Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  20​h
1
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riga

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes ABQ BioPark Zoo, Albuquerque Biological Park, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument & Canyon Road) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Albuquerque online driving holiday planner .

Riga, Latvia to Albuquerque is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 9 hours. In August, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer than Riga - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Amarillo on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Balloon Rides
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Cadillac Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Albuquerque to Amarillo is 1 hour. August in Amarillo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will leave for Dallas on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
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Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©

4
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've added Dallas World Aquarium, Reunion Tower, Dallas Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Dallas with a short trip to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth, about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in August, expect Dallas to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. You will leave for Austin on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 13th (Thu), trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip site .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Austin, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and San Antonio Zoo. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Alamo, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip planning website .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Water Wall, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Moody Gardens, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Houston with a short trip to The Seawall in Galveston, about 1 hour away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston and engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Galveston
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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