16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Fredericton
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Fredericton

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte) and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, make a trip to Water Wall, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Houston online trip maker .

Fredericton, Canada to Houston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fredericton to Houston. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Fredericton in October: high temperatures in Houston hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

1
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.
On the 18th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Old City Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, then stop by Murdochs, and finally contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galveston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take in the history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and finally get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker website .

Getting from Galveston to San Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Galveston in October since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 20°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Narrow Path Winery and then make a trip to Main Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip builder .

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Main Street ©
Main Street

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, then stop by Austin Visitor Center, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Driskill, then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Houston.

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 ©

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Houston.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children's Museum of Houston
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection

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