17 days in Texas Itinerary

17 days in Texas Itinerary

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17 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
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 5th (Wed), appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Brisbane to Dallas due to the time zone difference. In December, Dallas is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): browse for treasures at Wiseman House, then wander the wide-open spaces of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glen Rose route planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Glen Rose takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wiseman House
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Wiseman House ©
Wiseman House

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 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Armand Bayou Nature Center and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Baytown Nature Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston online journey maker .

Drive from Glen Rose to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Glen Rose in December, with highs in Houston at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve, Baytown Nature Center, Armand Bayou Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Baytown Nature Center ©
Baytown Nature Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, then stop by Murdochs, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally wander the streets of The Strand.

Plan trip to Galveston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Galveston, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

1
night
South Padre Island

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.
On the 11th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then explore and take pictures at Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Galveston in December since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Austin road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, expect Austin to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

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 15th (Sat): take an unorthodox tour of 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 make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in December since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

5
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.
Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americasfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Mission Concepcion. The adventure continues: take in the history at Mission San Jose, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks 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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