7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip builder

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San Antonio
— 1 day
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dallas
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San Antonio

— 1 day

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 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio tour itinerary builder site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to San Antonio is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to San Antonio. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in April: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg road trip tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in April, with highs in Fredericksburg at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Austin holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Austin, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Austin to Dallas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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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.