19 days in Texas Itinerary

19 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Kerrville
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Seabrook
— 2 nights
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Tomball
— 1 night
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Coppell
— 1 night
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Dallas
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Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Gonzales Memorial Museum and Zedler Mill will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Austin Nature & Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mary's Church High Hill (in Schulenburg), Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Site (in La Grange) and Wimberley Valley Winery (in Driftwood). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Cabela's, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel Dulcinea, do a tasting at Flat Creek Estate Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary planner.

Lubbock to Austin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in August, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 98°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, look for gifts at Der Kuchen Laden, then do a tasting at Hilmy Cellars - Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at LBJ Texas White House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, do a tasting at William Chris Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Barons Creek Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

Make your Fredericksburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kerrville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kerrville

— 2 nights
Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, Texas, United States. On the 23rd (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Western Art, then stroll through The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, and finally do a tasting at Kerrville Hills Winery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hill Country Museum - Schreiner Mansion, immerse yourself in nature at Kerrville-Schreiner Park, look for gifts at Love Creek Orchards, then explore the activities along Lost Maples State Natural Area, and finally do a tasting at Lost Maples Winery.

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

Kerrville is just a short distance from Fredericksburg. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Kerrville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, then admire the masterpieces at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Mission Espada, then explore the striking landscape at Cave Without a Name, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and finally take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kerrville to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Water Wall, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, then contemplate the long history of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and finally get your game on at Escape Hunt.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Houston visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seabrook.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Seabrook

— 2 nights
Seabrook is a city in Harris County in the U.S. state of Texas, with some water surface area located within Chambers County. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seabrook trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Houston to Seabrook in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tomball.

Things to do in Seabrook

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Tomball

— 1 night
Tomball is a city in Harris County in the U.S. state of Texas, a part of the Houston metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stop by The Woodlands Town Center, examine the collection at Tomball Museum Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Texas Wolfdog Project, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lone Pint Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tomball trip planning tool.

You can drive from Seabrook to Tomball in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Coppell.

Things to do in Tomball

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Coppell

— 1 night
Coppell is a city in the northwest corner of Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Scouting Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prestonwood Baptist Church, examine the collection at National Videogame Museum, examine the collection at A. W. Perry Homestead, then explore the activities along Grapevine Lake, and finally browse the different shops at Southlake Town Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coppell trip planner.

Getting from Tomball to Coppell by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August in Coppell, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Coppell

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth

— 2 nights

Where the West Begins

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 2nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden, identify plant and animal life at Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, see the interesting displays at Stockyards Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Sid Richardson Museum, see the interesting displays at Texas Civil War Museum, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, then steep yourself in history at Log Cabin Village, and finally take a stroll through Sundance Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Worth trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Coppell to Fort Worth takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum, explore the galleries of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, then take a stroll through Dallas Arts District, then examine the collection at Frontiers of Flight Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Heights Cemetery. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Highland Park Village, get a taste of the local shopping with NorthPark Center, get to know the fascinating history of The Harbor Rockwall, then see the interesting displays at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and finally stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Worth to Dallas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.