10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Austin attractions tool .

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Austin is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then trek along The San Antonio River Walk.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then take a tour of 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, then wander the streets of East End Historic District, and finally make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Galveston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Galveston, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Tree Sculptures ©
Tree Sculptures

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then see where the action happens at Minute Maid Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Houston journey maker site .

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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