7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Durham

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Before you visit Dallas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Durham to Dallas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Dallas. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Durham in May, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Waco day trip app .

You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. May in Waco sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 17th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: walk around Mount Bonnell, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, and finally take a stroll through 6th Street.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

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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, Fredericksburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary planning site .

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in May: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 87°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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