3 days in Texas Itinerary

3 days in Texas Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas holiday builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Dallas. In December, daytime highs in Dallas are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums


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Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Austin day trip planner.

Drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Austin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks

San Antonio

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Texas travel guide

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.