8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Fort Worth — 2 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, then walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

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New York City to Fort Worth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fort Worth due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Fort Worth reach 83°F and lows reach 63°F. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to San Antonio.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

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Fly from Fort Worth to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Amarillo.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Amarillo — 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amarillo day trip website.

Fly from San Antonio to Amarillo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in May, things will get slightly colder in Amarillo: highs are around 79°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Austin.

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get great views at Mount Bonnell, make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in May; daily highs in Austin reach 85°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Texas travel guide

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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.