5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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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 12th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take a stroll through 6th Street, and then wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planning app.

Wichita Falls to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Wichita Falls in December, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

San Antonio

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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.
Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americasfor some retail therapy. Family-friendly places like La Villita Historic Arts Village and Mission San Jose will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio tour planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping


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The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, and finally make a trip to Main Street.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg online day trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in December, with highs in Fredericksburg at 60°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Texas travel guide

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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.