12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fort Worth
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
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 12th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Houston holiday planner.

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Houston, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Houston hover around 41°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

3
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

3
nights
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 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, examine the collection at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth day trip site .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fort Worth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Fort Worth sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dallas, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

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