11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Thunder Bay

1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing, admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Sundance Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District.

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Thunder Bay, Canada to Fort Worth is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Fort Worth is much warmer than Thunder Bay - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Bureau of Engraving and Printing ©
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

2
nights
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 17th (Thu): make a trip to Jacob's Well Natural Area, then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, and then wander the streets of South Congress Avenue. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through SoCo District, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then join the crowd at Circuit of The Americas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Fort Worth to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jacob's Well Natural Area, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery). On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, and then do a tasting at Narrow Path Winery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planning tool .

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in October, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Becker Vineyards (Winery), Garrison Brothers Distillery, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

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 21st (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District, catch a live performance at Japanese Tea Gardens, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, then get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip tool .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District

3
nights
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 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through East End Historic District, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, and finally stop by Murdochs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Houston online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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