19 days in Texas Itinerary

19 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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San Antonio

— 3 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, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Antonio driving holiday site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Antonio is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in January, San Antonio is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Nature

Austin

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, stroll around Zilker Metropolitan Park, and admire the striking features of The Driskill.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin journey planning tool.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in January, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos and then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in January, plan for little chillier nights in Waco, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Your Private Collection Art Gallery (in Granbury) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Kimbell Art Museum). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dallas online route planner.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Houston

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park, then examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

The Oleander City

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 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then get outside with Texas City Dike.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Galveston road trip tool.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Galveston, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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.