8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

Make it your trip
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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Waco
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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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.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Charlotte to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Austin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Charlotte in March, with highs in Austin at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, then trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip builder.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in March; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 71°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, see where the action happens at McLane Stadium, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Waco journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Waco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dallas journey planner.

Getting from Waco to Dallas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. April in Dallas sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums

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.