7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cedar Rapids

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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 24th (Tue), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip planning app .

Cedar Rapids to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Cedar Rapids in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Austin road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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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 28th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Austin in December, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio holiday planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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