15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly to Houston, Shuttle to Galveston
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly

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Galveston, Galveston Island

The Oleander City

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 11th (Thu): stop by Murdochs.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Galveston is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Galveston at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
On the 13th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Armand Bayou Nature Center and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip app.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Popular historic sites such as Texas State Capitol and The Driskill are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Austin, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

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 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally stop by Lone Star Candy Bar. On the next day, experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg online trip maker.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in October, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge Caverns and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, make a trip to Main Plaza, and get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum.

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Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in October: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Dallas

Big D

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, contemplate the long history of The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary website.

Fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in October, plan for little chillier days in Dallas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.