5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

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Houston
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): play a few rounds at Hermann Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin attractions planning website.

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

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 18th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Pontotoc Vineyard.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, Fredericksburg is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On your second day here, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in San Antonio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.