16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip builder website .

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Dallas reach 92°F and lows reach 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

4
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, nightlife, fun & games, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Austin route planning app .

Getting from Waco to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

1
night
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 25th (Tue): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, relax in the rural setting at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip tool .

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in June, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 88°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

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.
When in Houston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

Discover how to plan a Houston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Waco trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Houston to Waco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Waco are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
Step out of Galveston to go to Kemah and see Kemah Boardwalk, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galveston trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Waco to Galveston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Waco in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 80°F at night. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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