8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Bus:  45 min
1
Fort Worth
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Dallas

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.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Sundance Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort Worth tour itinerary planning tool.

Dallas to Fort Worth is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waco trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Fort Worth to Waco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, browse the exhibits of Pioneer Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Waco to Fredericksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden ©
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Comal River and Landa Park. Mission Concepcion and The Guenther House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, contemplate the long history of King William Historic District, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

New Braunfels
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Comal River ©
Comal River
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Antonio to Galveston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in August, you will find days in Galveston are little chillier (90°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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