5 days in Dallas, Fort Worth & Arlington Itinerary

5 days in Dallas, Fort Worth & Arlington Itinerary

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5 days in Dallas, Fort Worth & Arlington Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

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.
Dallas is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.

Indianapolis to Dallas is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Dallas: highs are around 83°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium

1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): meet the residents at Fort Worth Zoo, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at Thistle Hill House Museum.

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Traveling by bus from Dallas to Fort Worth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo
Thistle Hill House Museum ©
Thistle Hill House Museum

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
The popular saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas!" and Arlington exemplifies that maxim.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Texas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Arlington tour planner.

Arlington is very close to Fort Worth. In May, daily temperatures in Arlington can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Six Flags Over Texas ©
Six Flags Over Texas

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