23 days in Texas Itinerary

23 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Center Houston and Houston Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and That Escape Place (in Spring). And it doesn't end there: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Wall, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, and enjoy some diversion at Athena Gun Club.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston online visit planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Houston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Houston is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Houston reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Room Escape Game
That Escape Place
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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Moody Gardens and Escape The Island will thrill your kids. Take a break from Galveston with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, look for gifts at Murdochs, and get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston day trip planning site.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Galveston are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
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Theme Park
Kemah Boardwalk
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Garden
Moody Gardens
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The San Antonio River Walk and Mission San Jose. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Galveston to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Galveston in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in San Antonio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
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Theme Park
SeaWorld
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then test your problem-solving skills at Hill Country Escape, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Main Street, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in December, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Room Escape Game
Hill Country Escape
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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.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and Zip Lost Pines. There's much more to do: walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Escapology, and admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

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Zipline
Zip Lost Pines
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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©

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 1st (Sat), test your team's savvy at Red Door Escape Room, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally see Lifestylez Nails Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

Plan my day in Fort Worth using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Austin to Fort Worth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder days in Fort Worth, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

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