15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, hike along Katy Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary builder.

Charlotte to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Dallas is somewhat warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 92°F and lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waco.
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Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Mother Neff State Park and then do a tasting at Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Parker State Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Balcones Distilling.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Waco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visit Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Church High Hill for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Wolfdancer Golf Club. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, contemplate the long history of O. Henry Home & Museum, and don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Austin road trip app.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Austin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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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 25th (Sat): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On your second day here, trek along Loop Trail and then learn about winemaking at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in September: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 87°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Main Plaza. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Mission San Juan, learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours, and then explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in September: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 94°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 1 night

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Surfside Beach and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, don't miss a visit to Texas City Dike, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Railean Rum Distillery.

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You can fly from San Antonio to Galveston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lakewood Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Buffalo Bayou Park and then contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly 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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