19 days in Texas & Kansas Itinerary

19 days in Texas & Kansas Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wichita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wamego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Newcastle Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio holiday planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to San Antonio is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to San Antonio, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in September, with highs in San Antonio at 40°C and lows at 26°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Austin journey site.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Austin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 25th (Mon), stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Center of Dallas. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and finally pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip builder.

Traveling by car from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Fort Worth

— 2 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Fort Worth Water Gardens and then stop by Pop-N-Cream. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, get to know the resident critters at Fort Worth Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of Sundance Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Worth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Wichita

— 2 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Wichita takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Worth in September, expect Wichita to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Wamego.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wamego

— 2 nights
Wamego is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Wamego Historical Society and Museum, then see the interesting displays at OZ Museum, then do a tasting at Oz Winery, and finally have fun at Wamego City Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Wabaunsee County Historical Society Museum, experience rural life at Alma Creamery, then do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery, and finally contemplate the long history of Beecher Bible and Rifle Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wamego road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Wamego takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wamego when traveling from Wichita in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Wamego

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 3 nights
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Pirtle Winery (in Weston) and Saint Joseph (Pony Express Museum & Patee House Museum). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, bet on your favorite at Kansas Speedway, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, and see the interesting displays at Cabela's.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kansas City tour planner.

Getting from Wamego to Kansas City by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.