8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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Houston

Houston ©

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 23rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston journey maker site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route maker app.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Antonio are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

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 27th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in October, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 80°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours · Wineries · Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 28th (Wed), snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, and finally contemplate the long history of The Driskill. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then look for gifts at Waterloo Records, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Austin day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Austin, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

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 30th (Fri): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then get a new perspective on things with The Spirit of Dallas.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas online holiday builder.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Spirit of Dallas ©
The Spirit of Dallas

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