16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Fort Worth
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth

— 3 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Worth: Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Buddharatnaram, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Worth trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Fort Worth is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Fort Worth, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Fort Worth at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park.

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Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Austin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Main Street, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 36°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

San Antonio

— 3 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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of the Americas, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio visit planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · 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 18th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston. On the next day, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Houston online route planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Houston are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.