10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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— 1 day
— 4 nights
New Braunfels
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 3 nights


Waco — 1 day

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, then get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, and then take in the architecture and design of Baylor University.

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Dallas to Waco is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In December, daytime highs in Waco are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Austin.
Museums · Childrens Museums

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will enjoy Lake Marble Falls and Room Escape Games. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thinkery and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Play for all park in Round Rock (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Town Lake, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

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Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in December, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Braunfels.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

New Braunfels — 2 nights

Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Sophienburg Museum, then surround yourself with nature on Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): have fun and explore at McKenna Children's Museum, examine the collection at New Braunfels Railroad Museum, and then don't miss a visit to New Braunfels.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Braunfels road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Austin to New Braunfels in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in New Braunfels can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

San Antonio — 3 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 SeaWorld and The San Antonio River Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascade Caverns and San Antonio Museum of Art. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and explore the galleries of The Alamo.

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You can drive from New Braunfels to San Antonio in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Room Escape Games
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.