8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dallas itinerary builder website.

Oklahoma City to Dallas is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in December; daily highs in Dallas reach 59°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, then kick your exploration up a notch at Zip Lost Pines, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Rainey Street, then explore the activities along Town Lake, and then stroll through Barton Creek Greenbelt.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip site.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December in Austin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Bike and Brew ATX ©
Bike and Brew ATX
Zip Lost Pines ©
Zip Lost Pines
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt

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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.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Loop Trail, learn about winemaking at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Calais Winery, then do a tasting at Hye Meadow Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in December since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hye Meadow Winery ©
Hye Meadow Winery
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Calais Winery ©
Calais Winery

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), tee off at La Cantera Golf Club, then Head underground at Cascade Caverns, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Without a Name, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, and then learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cottonwood Wine Tours ©
Cottonwood Wine Tours
Cave Without a Name ©
Cave Without a Name
Cascade Caverns ©
Cascade Caverns

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), wander the streets of East End Historic District, then kick back and relax at Stewart Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Saint Arnold Brewing Company. On the next day, play a few rounds at Memorial Park, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston trip planning site.

Drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Neighborhoods

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Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

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