15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas attractions planner

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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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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.
Shop till you drop at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Get a sense of the local culture at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Little Church of La Villita, and walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip app.

Brisbane, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of the Pacific War and Grape Creek Vineyards. Head to Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus and Agave Gallery Fine Artfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in January, with highs in Fredericksburg at 17°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at South Congress Avenue and Wild About Music. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and wander the streets of 6th Street.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Austin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then stop by Magnolia Market Silos, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Waco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in January since evenings lows in Waco dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Dallas

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally look for gifts at Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then visit Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Dallas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. January in Dallas sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.