8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 1 night
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Corpus Christi
— 1 night



— 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 8th (Sun): engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. In November, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums


— 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.
Visiting Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Barton Springs Pool will get you outdoors. Head to The Blanton Museum of Art and Uncommon Objectsfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Austin sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Trails · Shopping


— 1 night


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 12th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in November: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi travel planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Texas travel guide

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.