21 days in Texas & Arkansas Itinerary

21 days in Texas & Arkansas Itinerary

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Austin
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Dallas
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Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've now added Capital Cruises to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Barton Springs Pool and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Texas State Capitol and Texas Memorial Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to South Congress Avenue, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planning website.

Lagos, Nigeria to Austin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Lagos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Fredericksburg — 3 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and National Museum of the Pacific War. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, stop by The Tinsmith's Wife, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

San Antonio — 4 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
The Alamo and Institute of Texan Cultures will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to Concan to see Frio Bat Flight Tours about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel route site.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trip

Corpus Christi — 3 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Port Aransas Beach and Rockport Beach. Get outdoors at Padre Island National Seashore and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. It doesn't end there: stroll through Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Corpus Christi travel route builder.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Houston.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Houston — 3 nights

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.
Visit Quintana Beach and Surfside Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Jason Catchings Hunting and Fishing Adventures (in Liberty) and The Strand (in Galveston).

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip builder app.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bentonville.
Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

Bentonville — 2 nights

Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, browse the exhibits of Museum of Native American History, and then explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and then take in the history at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bentonville holiday planner.

Getting from Houston to Bentonville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Bentonville is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Dallas — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bentonville to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bentonville in August: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 41°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Texas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · History Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.