16 days in Texas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

16 days in Texas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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16 days in Texas & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Green Bay

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip website .

Green Bay to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Green Bay in February, expect Austin to be much warmer, temps between 68°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg tour planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in February since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in February, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in March: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Kimbell Art Museum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, stroll around Klyde Warren Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March: highs in Dallas hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, The Escape Game Dallas, Cistercian Abbey
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