18 days in Texas Itinerary

18 days in Texas Itinerary

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18 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Burleson
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Port Aransas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Llano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Burleson

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planning website .

Burleson to Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then enjoy some diversion at Brackenridge Park, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route site .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Zoo ©
San Antonio Zoo
Room Escape Games
Tower of the Americas ©
Tower of the Americas

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 9th (Thu): make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Narrow Path Winery, explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then make a trip to Main Street, then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Agave Gallery Fine Art.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
Explore San Antonio further: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore Amarillo's surroundings by going to Palo Duro Canyon State Park (in Canyon) and The Charles Goodnight Historical Center (in Goodnight). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Amarillo holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Antonio to Amarillo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get slightly colder in Amarillo: highs are around 92°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, The Charles Goodnight Historical Center
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

3
nights
Port Aransas

Port Aransas ©
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Rockport Beach, then stroll through Port Aransas Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mustang Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, and then look for gifts at Fly It Port A.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Aransas attractions planning site .

You can fly from Amarillo to Port Aransas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amarillo in July since evenings lows in Port Aransas dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Llano.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Rockport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Mustang Island State Park ©
Mustang Island State Park

2
nights
Llano

Llano ©
Llano is a city in Llano County, Texas, in the United States. On the 20th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Inks Lake State Park, and then look for gifts at Pottery Ranch.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Llano trip builder app .

Getting from Port Aransas to Llano by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Port Aransas in July, expect nights in Llano to be a bit cooler, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 97°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Llano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Burnet, Pottery Ranch, Colorado Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Colorado Bend State Park ©
Colorado Bend State Park

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