15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 4 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and NRH2O Family Water Park. Take a break from Dallas with a short trip to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Texas.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Dallas is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dallas. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, with highs in Dallas at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 28th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc..

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to South Padre Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: highs in South Padre Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Houston, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums

San Antonio

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Step out of San Antonio to go to New Braunfels and see Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the galleries of The Alamo, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio, and get in on the family fun at Morgan's Wonderland.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio online road trip planner.

You can fly from Houston to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

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 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Main Street and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in August; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and cool off at Typhoon Texas Waterpark Austin.

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

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.