11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 2 nights
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
End: Houston

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.
Kids will enjoy The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Kemah Boardwalk. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston holiday maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Attractions like Texas State Capitol and Zilker Metropolitan Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get to know the fascinating history of Mount Bonnell, and see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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 27th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg day trip app .

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 July, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums
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Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Kids will enjoy SeaWorld San Antonio and Mission San Jose. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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