11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
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 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip site .

Indianapolis to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Indianapolis in March, things will get much hotter in Houston: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

3
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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 18th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in March, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip 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 March, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dallas travel route site .

Take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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