7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights

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Dallas

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 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then experience rural life at Nottingham Bees. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Dallas is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Dallas, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Austin

Austin ©

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 16th (Fri): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Austin road trip planner.

Getting from Dallas to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online day trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in October, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the history at Mission San Jose, take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planning website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in October, with highs in San Antonio at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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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