14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas route planner
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Amarillo — 1 night

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site and then delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo journey planner.

Houston to Amarillo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, Amarillo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (Log Cabin Village & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District) and Room Escape Games (in Grapevine). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Dallas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Fredericksburg — 2 nights

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 13th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Kerrville River Trail and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in July, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Trails
Side Trip

San Antonio — 3 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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Houston.
Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

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 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Parks

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.