8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Waco
— 1 night
+3
bus + tram + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Hermann Park.

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Washington DC to Houston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Houston due to the time zone difference. In September, Houston is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toSan Antonio.

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Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

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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 22nd (Sun): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then wander the streets of Southtown, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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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 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in September; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 87°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Austin.

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Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of 6th Street, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip 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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in September; daily highs in Austin reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Waco itinerary builder .

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Waco, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 69°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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