15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 4 nights
— 2 nights


Fort Worth — 2 nights

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Worth: Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Worth Zoo, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and make a trip to Exchange Avenue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth day trip planning website.

Newark to Fort Worth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in October, with highs in Fort Worth at 82°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Austin — 4 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: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Austin visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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 19th (Wed): stop by The Tinsmith's Wife and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War and then make a trip to Main Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

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: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Houston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo and then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Houston attractions planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.