8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly
4
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Austin trip planning tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Austin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Austin at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg online trip maker.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip builder site.

You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Dallas sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (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.