8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Fort Worth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, examine the collection at George W. Bush Presidential Center, and then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas sightseeing planner.

Washington DC to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Dallas at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks
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1
day
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
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 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Top O' Hill Terrace and then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth online itinerary creator.

Getting from Dallas to Fort Worth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 14th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo and then admire all the interesting features of McLane Stadium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Waco itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fort Worth to Waco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In October, daytime highs in Waco are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
McLane Stadium ©
McLane Stadium

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then admire the striking features of The Driskill Bar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Alamo, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip generator.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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