13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas sightseeing planner
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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Austin
— 2 nights
— 1 night
San Antonio
— 4 nights
— 1 night
South Padre Island
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels


Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX, don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Austin road trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Austin is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Austin is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for warmer days in Austin, with highs around 43°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Fredericksburg — 1 night

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 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in July; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Wineries · Tours · Museums

San Antonio — 4 nights

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, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Houston.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Houston — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Thu), get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Houston, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.
Museums · Childrens Museums

South Padre Island — 1 night

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for slightly colder days in South Padre Island, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Dallas — 3 nights

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 16th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dallas day trip planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in July: highs in Dallas hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trips

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.