24 days in Texas Itinerary

24 days in Texas Itinerary

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24 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 3 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
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Dallas
— 4 nights
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.
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, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Houston online itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Houston: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Texas Wolfdog Project, The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online trip maker .

Take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in San Antonio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louise Hays Park (in Kerrville) and The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and make a trip to Main Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in October, with highs in Fredericksburg at 31°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, The Y.O. Ranch, Louise Hays Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and admire all the interesting features of Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Austin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Outdoors
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 ©

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: Canyon (Old West Stables & Palo Duro Canyon State Park), Square House Museum (in Panhandle) and Goodnight (Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store & The Charles Goodnight Historical Center). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo itinerary maker .

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, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Kimbell Art Museum, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dallas online road trip planner .

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in October: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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