8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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

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Dallas

— 1 day

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 19th (Fri), stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas attractions planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dallas. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then shop like a local with Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in March, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online tour builder.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, San Antonio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Nature

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.