10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Stonewall
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Mexico City

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 24th (Tue): take in the history at Mission Concepcion. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route builder app .

Mexico City, Mexico to San Antonio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for little chillier days in San Antonio, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stonewall.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Shops at La Cantera ©
The Shops at La Cantera
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

1
night
Stonewall

Stonewall ©
Stonewall is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gillespie County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse for treasures at Vintage 205, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and finally look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stonewall travel route planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Stonewall in 1.5 hours. In December, Stonewall is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Stonewall

Shopping Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Luckenbach Texas General Store, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Vintage 205
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Luckenbach Texas General Store ©
Luckenbach Texas General Store
Vintage 205 ©
Vintage 205
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harry Ransom Center and San Marcos Premium Outlets. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, stop by Central Market, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip builder website .

Getting from Stonewall to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Stonewall in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

San Marcos Premium Outlets
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Harry Ransom Center ©
Harry Ransom Center
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then look for gifts at Spice Village, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Waco itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in December since evenings lows in Waco dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Spice Village ©
Spice Village
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

2
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 1st (Wed): step aboard 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then view the masterpieces at MiArt Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, then steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, and then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip maker tool .

Drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Waco in December since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Murdochs ©
Murdochs
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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