13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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— 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Lifestylez Nails Spa, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, and then meet the residents at The Dallas World Aquarium.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas itinerary planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Dallas is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Dallas is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in March: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Fun & Games

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— 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.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library. There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Austin route maker tool.

Fly from Dallas to Austin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Austin are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural Bridge Caverns and Mission San Jose. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and explore the galleries of Institute of Texan Cultures.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip maker tool.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in San Antonio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature


— 2 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.
On the 21st (Sat), find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt. Keep things going the next day: hike along White Oak Bayou Trail and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Houston holiday planning website.

Fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Houston, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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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.