16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas visit planner

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis), Blase Family Farm (in Rockwall) and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District (in Fort Worth). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pedego Dallas Electric Bikes, stroll around Klyde Warren Park, and pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Dallas visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Dallas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Dallas, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect nights in Dallas to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, and explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin day trip planning tool.

Fly from Dallas to Austin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Fredericksburg

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in April since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Nature · 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, take in the history at Mission Espada, and take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Houston

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Houston sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.