5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Charlotte

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dallas itinerary builder .

Charlotte to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Dallas. Traveling from Charlotte in May, Dallas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fredericksburg, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Antonio online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 87°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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