8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  8 h
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary website.

Montreal, Canada to Dallas is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Montreal in March; daily highs in Dallas reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cistercian Abbey
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Cistercian Abbey ©
Cistercian Abbey

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route maker site.

You can fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in March: highs in San Antonio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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 8th (Sun), make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally stop by Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in March: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 25°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Shopping
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then admire the striking features of The Driskill, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin holiday website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in March, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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