14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip maker.

Chicago to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Dallas reach 83°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Austin

— 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.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin online journey planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Austin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then stop by Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in June: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 88°F and lows are around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Fredericksburg in June, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Houston

— 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 11th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Houston vacation maker site.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.