10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 1 day
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Driskill. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Austin tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Austin due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Austin at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

2
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San Antonio

The Alamo City

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 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of 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 next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio journey 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, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Galveston, Galveston Island

The Oleander City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum and then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then wander the streets of East End Historic District, and finally don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston online route planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Galveston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in December, Galveston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

1
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Houston

Bayou City

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 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then catch a live event at Minute Maid Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip builder website.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.