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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online travel route builder .

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. Traveling from Newport News in July, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 98°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg tour itinerary 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in July; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 93°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Shopping
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
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 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dallas are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (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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