11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Waco
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Aransas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Nashville

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 20th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas holiday tool .

Nashville to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nashville in September: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 92°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Reunion Tower ©
Reunion Tower

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then do a tasting at Waco Winery & Vineyards, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally stop by Magnolia Market at the Silos. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Parker State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Waco road trip planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Mexia
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market at the Silos ©
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Broken Spoke, Mean-Eyed Cat, Antone's, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): catch a live performance at Austin City Limits Live, see a show at Continental Club, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Mean-Eyed Cat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You'll set off for San Antonio on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Austin

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Antone's ©
Antone's
Continental Club ©
Continental Club

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.
Visiting The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns will get you outdoors. Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to Fredericksburg to see National Museum of the Pacific War about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, see the interesting displays at Spanish Governor's Palace, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, and make a trip to La Villita Historic Arts Village.

Make your San Antonio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in San Antonio sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Aransas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

1
night
Port Aransas

Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gratitude as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, look for gifts at Gratitude, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park.

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

You can drive from San Antonio to Port Aransas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in September, you will find days in Port Aransas are a bit cooler (88°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Port Aransas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Gratitude ©
Gratitude

1
night
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Seas the Day, and then admire the majestic nature at Isla Blanca Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island route maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Aransas to South Padre Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Isabel Lighthouse, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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