TEXAS FAMILY ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

SHARED BY CATHERINE

 

8 NIGHTS/5 STOPS 

A family road trip itinerary through Texas that takes you from mythic ranches in the Dallas area to the Space Center in Houston.

Catherine and her family have been living in NYC for six years, after spending some time in Moscow, Russia. They love discovering the world. Along with her husband, Gael and their kids, Clémence (12) and Antoine (10), they are now passionate about getting to know the USA. They like taking road trips, where they follow an itinerary that allows them to discover the authentic parts of whatever region they are traveling in. In order to maintain a rhythm that keeps the kids interested and entertained, Catherine tries to devise trips that combine cultural visits with time to relax in nice and charming lodgings.
“During the last April school break, Catherine and her family traveled to Texas. This mythic US state was a perfect choice for a one-week holiday, since it is easy to reach from New York (several direct flights a day from the NYC area airports), is not too costly and can be considered the perfect gate to discover true Western American history & its way of life. The wide range of activities, from a visit of the NASA Space Center and the Kennedy Museum to lodging in a genuine Western ranch, turns this into a 100% pure American road trip. Follow this family through the streets and roads of Dallas, Austin and Houston!”
NEW YORK – DALLAS
HOUSTON – NEW YORK
4 hours
$250
RENTAL CAR
920 km in 8 days 
11 hours on the road 
5 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL  = $ 950 /pp for 8 nights
$ 600 / pp for 8 nights all included
$ 250 /pp domestic flights

$100 /pp car rental
DISCOVER TRUE WESTERN AMERICAN HISTORY & ITS WAY OF LIFE
 Houston Space Center
Deep Ellum area in Dallas
Stay in a genuine Western ranch
 
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
Dallas Fort Worth
Deep Ellum area
The Sixth Floor Kennedy museum
Visit to the Legendary Southfork Ranch from the Dallas TV series
1GrnCircleAIRPORT DALLAS 
TO CITY CENTER

 
 
15 km / 20 min
Dallas

DALLAS TO
AUSTIN VIA WACO
 

320 km – 3h10 min
Austin

AUSTIN TO
BANDERA


175 km – 3h
Bandera

BANDERA TO
SAN ANTONIO


86 km – 1h10
San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO TO
HOUSTON

320 km – 3h
Houston

GOOD TO KNOW

  • A restaurant recommendation in Dallas: a mexican family restaurant : Joe T Garcias. 
  • The Mexican influence gives a nice touch to this texan road trip
  • Weather can be cold in Dallas. However it became warmer as we went further south. Don’t forget to add some warm clothes in your luggage.
  • Don’t miss a burger at the In-N-Out Burger in Waco on the way to Austin. It is known for being The best burger in the US?
  • For a long weekend, you can easily adapt this road trip to a 4 day exploration tour. We would recommend the part Bandera-San Antonio-Houston (stop 3 + stop 4 + stop 5).