10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Houston
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Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and Mount Bonnell. Step out of Austin to go to Cedar Creek and see Zip Lost Pines, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip planner.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Austin is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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San Antonio — 4 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will enjoy The San Antonio River Walk and SeaWorld. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the San Antonio tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Houston.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Houston — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then test your team's savvy at That Escape Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planning website.

You can fly from San Antonio to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.
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