21 days in Texas Itinerary

21 days in Texas Itinerary

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21 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Seawall (in Galveston), Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, get your game on at Escape Hunt, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Houston trip site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, The Seawall, Texas Wolfdog Project
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

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
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, wander the wide-open spaces of Sister Creek Ranch, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, Fredericksburg is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Sister Creek Ranch, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

Discover how to plan a Austin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in October, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amarillo: Armstrong County Museum (in Claude), Goodnight (Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store & The Charles Goodnight Historical Center) and The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, and stroll through Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Austin to Amarillo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Austin in October, things will get slightly colder in Amarillo: highs are around 75°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Goodnight, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Armstrong County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas travel planner.

Fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Amarillo in November since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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