10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
6
Houston
— 1 night
7
Dallas
— 1 night

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of The Driskill, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue. On your second day here, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, and finally take a stroll through 6th Street.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin attractions website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Austin. In November in Austin, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Harry Ransom Center ©
Harry Ransom Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fredericksburg, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

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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 2nd (Mon): visit Southtown, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then play a few rounds at Palmer Course at La Cantera.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitecap Beach and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip builder tool.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in South Padre Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, then explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Padre Island in December since evenings lows in Houston dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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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 8th (Sun): take a stroll through Bishop Arts District, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

You can drive from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Dallas at 59°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

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