15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Houston

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 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houston trip planning tool.

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Houston due to the time zone difference. In August, Houston is much hotter than London - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo travel planning website.

Fly from Houston to Amarillo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Amarillo to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

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Arlington

The popular saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas!" and Arlington exemplifies that maxim.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, then walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live event at AT&T Stadium, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington trip builder.

You can fly from Amarillo to Arlington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Amarillo in August, Arlington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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San Antonio

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 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Alamo, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arlington to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Fredericksburg

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 12th (Mon), make a trip to Main Street, get a taste of the local shopping with Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then stop by Lone Star Candy Bar, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then do a tasting at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in August, with highs in Fredericksburg at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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Austin

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: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin road trip app.

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 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.