8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas planner
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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Nottingham

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San Antonio — 2 nights

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: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and take in the history at Mission San Juan.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio driving holiday planning site.

Nottingham, UK to San Antonio is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Nottingham to San Antonio. Traveling from Nottingham in May, things will get warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Austin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get a taste of the local shopping with Harry Ransom Center, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Dallas — 1 night

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 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.

Fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Dallas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.