12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Bakersfield
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Bakersfield

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner .

Bakersfield to San Antonio is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bakersfield to San Antonio is 2 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in May, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

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.
On the 31st (Fri), make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip maker .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in May, with highs in Fredericksburg at 81°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©

4
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, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin online trip builder .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dallas road trip site .

Take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Dallas sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

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