7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Houston
— 1 day
Fly
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. December in Houston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt and Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Site. Visiting Inner Space Cavern and Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park) and St. Mary's Church High Hill (in Schulenburg). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Austin itinerary builder website.

Getting from Houston to Austin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Austin, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Joseph Catholic Church and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens. Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and King William Historic District are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville) and Boerne (Cibolo Nature Center & Cave Without a Name). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape the Room, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.