15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Houston

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night
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 17th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and finally wander the streets of The Strand.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

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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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galveston to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, make a trip to Main Street, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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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: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

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

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo online attractions planner .

You can fly from Austin to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in August; daily highs in Amarillo reach 89°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

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nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Change things up with a short trip to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and pause for some photo ops at Freedman's Memorial.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dallas trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in August: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 96°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cistercian Abbey, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

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