18 days in Texas Itinerary

18 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Dallas — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, stop by CocoAndre Chocolatier, and get great views at Reunion Tower.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas route planner.

London, UK to Dallas is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Dallas, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amarillo.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Amarillo — 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and finally take in the exciting artwork at I am Rt 66 Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, make a trip to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site, and then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Amarillo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Houston.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Houston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in September, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Antonio vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Fredericksburg — 3 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, don't miss a visit to Main Street, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in September: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.
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Austin — 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get interesting insight from Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Texas travel guide

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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.
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