13 days in Texas & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

13 days in Texas & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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13 days in Texas & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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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 31st (Fri), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas travel planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dallas. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

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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.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission Espada are in your itinerary. The Guenther House Museum and Spanish Governor's Palace will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Escape the urban bustle at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, get advice or help at Harry Ransom Center, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and admire all the interesting features of S Rim Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Austin to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 66°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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