5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dallas
Fly
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly

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Dallas

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.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip site.

Newark to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Dallas. When traveling from Newark in March, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your trip

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

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 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in March, things will get slightly colder in Fredericksburg: highs are around 71°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Austin

— 2 nights

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 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in March, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Texas travel guide

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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.