8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Mountain Home
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
End: Houston

1
day
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.
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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. December in Houston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll set off for Austin on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then get great views at Mount Bonnell.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Austin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in December since evenings lows in Austin dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Mount Bonnell ©
Mount Bonnell

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then have fun and explore at Texas Rangers Heritage Center, then identify plant and animal life at Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Fredericksburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mountain Home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area ©
Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area

1
night
Mountain Home

Mountain Home ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Western Art, explore the landscape on two wheels at Kerrville River Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at Stonehenge II.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mountain Home vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Mountain Home takes an hour. December in Mountain Home sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Mountain Home

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kerrville, Stonehenge II
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art
Stonehenge II ©
Stonehenge II

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 1st (Wed): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mountain Home to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mountain Home in December since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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