14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

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

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then make a trip to Cadillac Ranch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo travel planner.

Peoria to Amarillo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Houston

— 2 nights

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 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and finally stroll around Smither Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Houston sightseeing planner.

Fly from Amarillo to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Houston is somewhat warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

San Antonio

— 4 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, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and indulge your taste buds at Cottonwood Wine Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Houston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 4th (Sat), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg journey maker site.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, wander the streets of 6th Street, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and stop by Central Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Austin sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, Austin is somewhat warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Dallas

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, and finally take a stroll through Lifestylez Nails Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Buddharatnaram.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.