19 days in Texas Itinerary

19 days in Texas Itinerary

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19 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 3 nights
2
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
5
Dallas
— 4 nights
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  7​h
End: Toronto

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brazos Bend State Park and Rice University Campus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Lake Livingston State Park (in Livingston) and Huntsville State Park (in Huntsville). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston tour itinerary planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In February, Houston is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend State Park, Huntsville State Park, Lake Livingston State Park
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Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park
Huntsville State Park ©
Huntsville State Park
Lake Livingston State Park ©
Lake Livingston State Park

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Town Lake. Get outdoors at San Marcos River and McKinney Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Palmetto State Park (in Gonzales) and Spoetzl Brewery (in Shiner). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, and pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in February since evenings lows in Austin dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spoetzl Brewery, Palmetto State Park, San Marcos River
Highlights from your plan
San Marcos River ©
San Marcos River
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lost Maples State Natural Area and Willow City Loop. Visiting Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Kerrville River Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Burnet and see Inks Lake State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Old Tunnel State Park, learn about winemaking at Barons Creek Vineyards, and make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in March, plan for little chillier nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Inks Lake State Park, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Kerrville River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area

4
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.
Get outdoors at Landa Park and Cave Without a Name. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Hill Country State Natural Area (in Bandera) and Comal River (in New Braunfels). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Bandera, Cave Without a Name
Highlights from your plan
Landa Park ©
Landa Park
Cave Without a Name ©
Cave Without a Name
Comal River ©
Comal River

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Whitney State Park and Bluebonnet Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and Blueberry Hill Farms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Weatherford (Chandor Gardens & Parker County Courthouse), Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (in Athens) and Lake Mineral Wells State Park (in Mineral Wells). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas journey planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Weatherford, Cistercian Abbey, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Whitney State Park, Bluebonnet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center ©
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Lake Whitney State Park ©
Lake Whitney State Park
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

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