9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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 17th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, thenexplore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, thentrek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, have a few drinks at 6th Street, thenget engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, thentrek along Barton Creek Greenbelt, and finally admire the majestic nature at McKinney Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin route planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Austin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Austin is 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
On the 19th (Tue), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, thenlearn about winemaking at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. On the next day, do a tasting at Narrow Path Winery, do a tasting at Sister Creek Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, thenlearn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and finally steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online travel planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in May, Fredericksburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sister Creek Vineyards, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, thenexplore the galleries of The Alamo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): wander the streets of Southtown, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, thentake in the history at Mission San Jose, thentake in the history at Mission San Juan, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, thenwander the streets of The Strand, and finally contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace. On the next day, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, thenstroll through Hermann Park, and then stop by Historic Downtown Hico.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Historic Downtown Hico
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Strand ©
The Strand

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