9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
End: Belleville

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then examine the collection 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.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dallas route maker tool .

Belleville to Dallas is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Belleville in July; daily highs in Dallas reach 96°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites
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1
day
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 23rd (Tue), meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island attractions planning website .

You can fly from Dallas to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally view the masterpieces at Wild About Music.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in July: highs in Austin hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio holiday planner .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
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 28th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in July, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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