12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Richmond

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.
Step out of Dallas to go to Fort Worth and see Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner.

Richmond to Dallas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Richmond to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Richmond in November: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 67°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grapevine, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Vitruvian Park
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Dallas to Austin by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. November in Austin sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

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
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to Fredericksburg to see National Museum of the Pacific War about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in November, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
Highlights from your plan
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

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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