8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  9​h
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

1
night
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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dallas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ottawa, Canada to Dallas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Reunion Tower ©
Reunion Tower

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker site .

You can fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dallas in December, with highs in San Antonio at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip builder .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Wineries
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Austin online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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