12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel planner

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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, get interesting insight from Black Watch Sailing Charters, then soothe aching muscles at I Love Kickboxing.com, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dallas route planner.

Orlando to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dallas, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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 outdoors at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Austin road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

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 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then do a tasting at Calais Winery, then do a tasting at Alexander Vineyards, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 3 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 87°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Wineries

Corpus Christi

— 2 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Texas/ Mustang Island Skydiving, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Sealife Center.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi tour builder.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.