7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas — 1 night

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.
To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Dallas route tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Dallas is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in April, plan for much warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 29°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Killeen.
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Killeen — 1 night

Killeen is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): cool off at The Lions Club Aquatics Park, tee off at Stonetree Golf Club, then see the interesting displays at Bell County Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Killeen route planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Killeen in 2.5 hours. In April in Killeen, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): have fun at Brackenridge Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planning website.

Drive from Killeen to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin journey planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 1 day

Bayou City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, then play a few rounds at Hermann Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Discovery Green.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Austin to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.