8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Houston
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Monroe

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Houston holiday tool .

Monroe to Houston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Monroe in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Houston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for little chillier nights in Austin, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Fredericksburg at 80°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then trek along The San Antonio River Walk.

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Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then admire all the interesting features of AT&T Stadium. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas vacation planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Antonio in October, plan for little chillier days in Dallas, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

AT&T Stadium, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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