15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
5
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Ottawa

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 18th (Tue): get your game on at Escape Hunt, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Houston online tour itinerary planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Houston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Houston. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in February; daily highs in Houston reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, trek along The San Antonio River Walk, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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 23rd (Sun), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in February: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 21°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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

4
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 these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Dallas, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dallas vacation planner.

Getting from Austin to Dallas by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February, Dallas is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Cistercian Abbey, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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