8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Washington DC

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Top O' Hill Terrace and then admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Dallas sightseeing planner

Washington DC to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Dallas. While traveling from Washington DC, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium

3
days
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route planner

Fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, nature, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin route planner

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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