8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Newport News
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
End: Newport News

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and finally admire all the interesting features of Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip website .

Newport News to Austin is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Newport News to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newport News in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Austin, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 93°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Parks
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
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.
Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and hike along The San Antonio River Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sun), get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dallas travel route planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dallas are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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