15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Belfast

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of the city life by going to Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. And it doesn't end there: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary maker tool .

Belfast, UK to Austin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Belfast in June, plan for much hotter days in Austin, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get in touch with nature at The San Antonio River Walk and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker site .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Antonio are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
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 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in June; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the collection at Armstrong Browning Library, then look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Park Zoo, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Waco road trip planning tool .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Waco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Magnolia Market at the Silos ©
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Armstrong Browning Library ©
Armstrong Browning Library

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then stop by The Plaid Peacock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dallas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Dallas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In June, daytime highs in Dallas are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, The Plaid Peacock, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Plaid Peacock ©
The Plaid Peacock

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sylvan Beach Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Houston tour planner .

Fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sylvan Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Sylvan Beach Park ©
Sylvan Beach Park

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