9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour itinerary planner

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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fort Worth

— 2 nights

Where the West Begins

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Wat Buddharatnaram. Go for a jaunt from Fort Worth to Plano to see Arbor Hills Nature Preserve about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip planner.

Albany to Fort Worth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Fort Worth is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albany in May: high temperatures in Fort Worth hover around 83°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Popular historic sites such as The Driskill and St. Mary's Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 3 nights

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.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio route maker website.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.