7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation maker

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Dallas
— 1 day
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly

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Dallas

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas attractions site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Dallas. In July, daytime highs in Dallas are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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 2nd (Thu): get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Austin vacation maker.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

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 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg road trip website.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

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 6th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Antonio route site.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.