11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get your game on at Urban Axes Austin, stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Austin travel route planner.

Detroit to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 98°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in August, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards

3
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.
Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels in New Braunfels, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

1
night
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 9th (Sun), walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Dallas sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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