8 days in Dallas, Fort Worth & Austin Itinerary

8 days in Dallas, Fort Worth & Austin Itinerary

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8 days in Dallas, Fort Worth & Austin Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Austin
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
Dallas is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dallas World Aquarium, and experience rural life at Nottingham Bees.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dallas. In November, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nottingham Bees, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

2
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Fort Worth Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Water Gardens, and finally make a trip to Sundance Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fort Worth itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Fort Worth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lifestylez Nails Spa
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth Zoo ©
Fort Worth Zoo

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. On your second day here, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, and then steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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