15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas planner
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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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, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip website.

Lagos, Nigeria to Austin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Austin is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Lagos in July, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Fredericksburg — 1 night

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 30th (Sat): look for gifts at The Tinsmith's Wife, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 4 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, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, take in the local highlights with Cottonwood Wine Tours, and get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 2 nights

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 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Space Center Houston, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo and then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip maker tool.

Fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 1 night

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip builder.

Fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 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.
On the 7th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dallas online attractions planner.

Fly from South Padre Island to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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