7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Durham

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night
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 16th (Sat), appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip tool .

Durham to Dallas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Durham in May, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Waco online travel planner .

Drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
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Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Magnolia Market at the Silos ©
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary site .

Getting from Waco to Fredericksburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Shopping
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning app .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in May, with highs in San Antonio at 87°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally get your bearings at Harry Ransom Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of The Driskill, then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Austin are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

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