20 days in Texas Itinerary

20 days in Texas Itinerary

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20 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Fort Dodge
Drive:  54​h
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Fort Dodge

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: The Seawall (in Galveston) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, and stroll through Water Wall.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Houston journey planning website .

Fort Dodge to Houston is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Fort Dodge in February, expect Houston to be much warmer, temps between 69°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, The Seawall
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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.
You've now added King Ranch Visitor Center to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

King Ranch Visitor Center
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
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.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg sightseeing app .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, Fredericksburg is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 65°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Parks Wineries
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and get great views at Mount Bonnell.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Austin trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, walk around Klyde Warren Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

Make your Dallas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Austin to Dallas by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Austin in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Cistercian Abbey
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The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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