8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a stroll through 6th Street and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin travel itinerary planner .

Atlanta to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Austin is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in March, with highs in Austin at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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.
On the 1st (Mon), take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, take a stroll through Southtown, pause for some serene contemplation at Little Church of La Villita, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pearl Brewery, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally contemplate the long history of King William Historic District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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Garrison Brothers Distillery
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Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

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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 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos, and finally sample the fine beverages at Balcones Distilling.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Waco online trip maker .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Waco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market at the Silos ©
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then stop by Central Market, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Community Beer Company.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip planner .

Drive from Waco to Dallas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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