12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Austin
— 3 nights
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Dallas

Big D

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 29th (Thu): stop by Central Market. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dallas online route planner.

Los Angeles to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Dallas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Dallas are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

4
nights
San Antonio

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SeaWorld and Mission San Jose. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

1
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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 76°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, have some family-friendly fun at Peter Pan Mini Golf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Texas travel guide

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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.