8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip builder

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

— 1 day

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 8th (Fri), engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston travel route planning app.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums

San Antonio

— 3 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin holiday planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Dallas

— 1 night

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 15th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Dallas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Dallas, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.