16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then kick back and relax at Sylvan Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Quest Shark Adventures.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sylvan Beach Park
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Rockport Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Padre Island National Seashore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi road trip planner.

Getting from Houston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockport Beach, Port Aransas Beach
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Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

4
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, museums, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friedrich Wilderness Park, and have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then experience rural life at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally do a tasting at Pontotoc Vineyard.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg online travel planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in October; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 80°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

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, nightlife, fun & games, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip app .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

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

2
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 24th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then steep yourself in history at The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Austin to Fort Worth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dallas, AT&T Stadium
Highlights from your plan

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night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 26th (Fri), make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Fort Worth to Amarillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Amarillo is slightly colder than Fort Worth - with highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

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

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