26 days in Texas Itinerary

26 days in Texas Itinerary

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26 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Houston
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, take in the history at Mission Espada, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip builder .

Brisbane, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to San Antonio, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
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.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
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: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Discover how to plan a Austin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in April since evenings lows in Austin dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 2nd (Sat), stroll around Cameron Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, then snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, and finally have fun at H5 Tactical.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waco road trip site .

Getting from Austin to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Waco are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Waco to Dallas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In May, daytime highs in Dallas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

3
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Goodnight (Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store & The Charles Goodnight Historical Center), Armstrong County Museum (in Claude) and Canyon (Lighthouse Trail, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, and examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo day trip app .

You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Amarillo dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Goodnight, Armstrong County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center ©
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Seawall in Galveston (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, walk around Smither Park, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Houston itinerary planner.

Getting from Amarillo to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amarillo in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Houston. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nature Discovery Center, The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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