18 days in Texas Itinerary

18 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Houston
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Houston

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Galveston (The Seawall & Moody Gardens). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Houston road trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Houston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Houston, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Houston is much warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · 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: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning website.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Antonio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by The Tinsmith's Wife, then delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and then make a trip to Main Street. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip builder website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 18°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Austin

— 4 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, get great views at Mount Bonnell, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Dallas

— 4 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.
When in Dallas, make a side trip to see Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth, approximately Fort Worth away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Dallas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in January, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.