16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
Drive
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waco
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum of African American Culture.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Houston road trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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The Seawall ©
Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2

2
nights
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 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then get a new perspective on things with The Spirit of Dallas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Worth Zoo and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in October since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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1
night
Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Magnolia Market Silos, then see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, and finally trot along with Brazos Bluffs Ranch.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In October, daytime highs in Waco are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Magnolia Market Silos ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Magnolia Market Silos
3.9
Dr Pepper Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Dr Pepper Museum
3.6

4
nights
Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will enjoy Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

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Barton Springs Pool ©
Hot Spring
Barton Springs Pool
4.4

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Fredericksburg at 80°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Alamo and Mission San Jose. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Institute of Texan Cultures, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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The Alamo ©
Must see
The Alamo
4.4

2
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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then look for gifts at Seas the Day, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and finally cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Padre Island.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in October, South Padre Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle, Inc.
4.7
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6

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