12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne

3
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, nightlife, nature, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the striking features of The Driskill Bar, stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning site

Melbourne, Australia to Austin is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. In November in Austin, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
day
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 1st (Fri): make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

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Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In December, Fredericksburg is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites
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St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Charles Beckendorf Gallery
Charles Beckendorf Gallery

3
days
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning tool

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Top O' Hill Terrace and then admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dallas online vacation builder

Getting from San Antonio to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium

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