16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

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Houston
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 3 nights

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Houston

— 2 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Galveston (The Seawall & Moody Gardens). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

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Dallas to Houston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 4 nights

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 3 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Change things up with a short trip to Kerrville River Trail in Kerrville (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, stop by The Tinsmith's Wife, make a trip to Main Street, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in December, expect Fredericksburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and indulge your taste buds at Bike and Brew ATX.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in December, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Dallas

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium.

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Getting from Austin to Dallas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in December, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.