23 days in Texas Itinerary

23 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights

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Dallas

Dallas ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more) and Red Door Escape Room (in Southlake). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dallas World Aquarium, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip maker.

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Dallas hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 31st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Branding the Brazos Sculpture, take a memorable tour with Brazos Bluffs Ranch, test your problem-solving skills at Waco Escape Rooms, then stop by Magnolia Market Silos, and finally enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Waco trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Waco Escape Rooms ©
Waco Escape Rooms
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
H5 Tactical ©
H5 Tactical

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to Cedar Creek and see Zip Lost Pines, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Austin sightseeing site.

Drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in December, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in January: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 58°F and lows are around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 64°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Houston

Houston ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galveston (The Seawall, Moody Gardens, &more) and That Escape Place (in Spring). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, and get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
That Escape Place ©
That Escape Place
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science

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