10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  1​h
1
San Jose
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Jose online trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In March in San Jose, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Computer History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and then get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Austin online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Austin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Jose to Austin. While traveling from San Jose, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

San Marcos Premium Outlets
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then take in the history at Mission Espada.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip website .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in San Antonio are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and finally do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, then browse the exhibits of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum Complex, and finally view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Fredericksburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Spice Village.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Waco trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Waco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Spice Village ©
Spice Village

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then wander the streets of Sundance Square. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dallas day trip app .

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In April, daytime highs in Dallas are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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