16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Dallas
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cowtown Coliseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace and appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas online holiday maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dallas due to the time zone difference. In April, Dallas is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Bakery & Emporium as well as Austin Detours. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the top attractions with Austin Detours, contemplate the long history of Old Bakery & Emporium, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Austin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Fredericksburg

— 1 day

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of the Pacific War as well as Pioneer Museum. On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Fredericksburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

San Antonio

— 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Natural Bridge Caverns and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Alamo and La Villita Historic Arts Village. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Space Center Houston. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of George Ranch Historical Park. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Houston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Houston are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dallas

Big D

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dallas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in April since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Highlights from your trip

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.