16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
College Station
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dallas itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Dallas. In September, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Worth
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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: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

4
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.
Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Alamo, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip maker .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and The Seawall (in Galveston). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, get your game on at Escape Hunt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Chapel of St. Basil.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Houston holiday site .

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Houston, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to College Station.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, The Seawall
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

3
nights
College Station

College Station ©
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Santa's Wonderland, then learn about winemaking at Messina Hof Winery, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally go for a walk through Bonfire Memorial. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sam Houston Statue, see the interesting displays at Texas Prison Museum, then examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries, and finally take in the architecture and design of Reveille Gravesite.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the College Station online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to College Station takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in College Station

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Huntsville, Messina Hof Winery, Blue Bell Creameries
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Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum

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