8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
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High Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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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 16th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Texas Discovery Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then take a stroll through Bishop Arts District.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip tool.

Seattle to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to High Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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High Island

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our High Island route planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to High Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dallas in February since evenings lows in High Island dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in High Island

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 18th (Tue), get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Houston vacation builder tool.

Drive from High Island to Houston in 1.5 hours. Traveling from High Island in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Houston, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take a stroll through Southtown, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planning site.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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 20th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally learn about winemaking at Lost Draw Cellars.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg travel route planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in February, things will get slightly colder in Fredericksburg: highs are around 65°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the striking features of The Driskill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, stop by Wild About Music, then wander the streets of 6th Street, and finally don't miss a visit to South Congress Avenue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in February since evenings lows in Austin dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.