8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— Few hours
Fly

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Austin is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo to Austin, you'll gain 11.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in September, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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San Antonio

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 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Dallas

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 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

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.