16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Guatemala City

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dallas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Dallas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Guatemala City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Dallas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs Pool. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Austin road trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg holiday planner .

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Fredericksburg is little chillier than Austin - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Bring the kids along to SeaWorld San Antonio and San Antonio Zoo. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio route site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

1
day
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for little chillier days in South Padre Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Houston Zoo. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, and get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Houston (Memorial).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston holiday maker website .

Getting from South Padre Island to Houston by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in June, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

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