14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: North Texas Escape Rooms (in McKinney), Fort Worth (Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District) and Black Watch Sailing Charters (in Grapevine). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, and steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas online itinerary planner.

Orlando to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Dallas, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 16th (Wed), get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 84°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from Austin with a short trip to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures in Volente, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and relax and float downstream with ATXcursions.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip website.

Getting from Amarillo to Austin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in September: high temperatures in Austin hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally do a tasting at Kerrville Hills Winery. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Main Street, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, then shop like a local with Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, Fredericksburg is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 87°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Antonio visit website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 94°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Nature

Houston

— 1 night

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 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip builder site.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September in Houston, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums

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.