11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary builder

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Arlington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Arlington

— 2 nights
The popular saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas!" and Arlington exemplifies that maxim.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to Arlington is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Arlington due to the time zone difference. In May, Arlington is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Austin journey website.

Fly from Arlington to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

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 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in May, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
For shopping fun, head to The San Antonio River Walk or Tower of the Americas. Get a sense of the local culture at The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose and admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online vacation planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in May, with highs in San Antonio at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): catch a live event at Minute Maid Park, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.