13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Houston
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Doncaster

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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Water Wall. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then have fun at BBVA Compass Stadium.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston route planner.

Doncaster, UK to Houston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Doncaster to Houston. Traveling from Doncaster in May, expect Houston to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

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.
Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

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 8th (Tue): 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.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fredericksburg trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Fort Worth

— 2 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fort Worth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Fort Worth sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.