8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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1
Houston
— 2 nights
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
4
Austin
— 1 night
5
Waco
— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Fri), play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip builder app.

Washington DC to Houston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. You'll set off for San Antonio on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Parks Golf
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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, thencontemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, thenwander the streets of Southtown, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. September in San Antonio sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, thenlearn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Grape Creek Vineyards ©
Grape Creek Vineyards

1
night
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 25th (Wed): take a stroll through 6th Street, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
6th Street ©
6th Street

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Waco online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Waco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. 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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