24 days in Texas Itinerary

24 days in Texas Itinerary

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24 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, stroll around Smither Park, browse the collection at Lanier Theological Library, and don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Houston at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 28th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery, then take a stroll through The Strand, and finally don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Living God Galveston, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip website .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Galveston are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

4
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, enjoy some diversion at San Antonio Western Shooting, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Antonio attractions planner .

Getting from Galveston to San Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Galveston in December, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
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.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip app .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Fredericksburg is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Sister Creek Ranch
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Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in January since evenings lows in Austin dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

3
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amarillo: Canyon (Palo Duro Canyon State Park & Old West Stables), Goodnight (The Charles Goodnight Historical Center & Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store) and Adobe Walls (in Borger). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip planner .

You can fly from Austin to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Austin in January, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 52°F and 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, Goodnight, Adobe Walls
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial.

Make your Dallas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 37°F in Dallas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Top O'Hill Terrace, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Cistercian Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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