8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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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, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Austin road trip planning tool.

Cardiff, UK to Austin is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Cardiff in October, you will find days in Austin are warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards & National Museum of the Pacific War). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Alamo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in San Antonio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in October: highs in Dallas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough 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.