12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Houston
— 2 nights
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
4
Austin
— 3 nights
5
Waco
— Few hours
6
Dallas
— 3 nights

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.
You've now added Hermann Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and then contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, thenadmire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and then stroll through Hermann Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Houston day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for much hotter days in Houston, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Golf
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Galveston Island Trolley as well as Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, thentake a memorable ride with Galveston Island Trolley, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galveston trip builder.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Galveston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Transportation
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1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum ©
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyon Lake, Spanish Governor's Palace, Mission Trail, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, examine the collection at Spanish Governor's Palace, and then get a taste of the local shopping 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 Mission Trail, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, thendon't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio route planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Galveston in November, San Antonio is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canyon Lake, Cave Without a Name
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Cave Without a Name ©
Cave Without a Name

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Texas Governor's Mansion, Mayfield Park, Austin Nature & Science Center, and other attractions. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Mount Bonnell, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, thenget a sense of history and politics at Texas Governor's Mansion, thenpause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Esther's Follies ©
Esther's Follies
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

few
hours
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dr Pepper Museum. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Waco sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Waco, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums
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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Dr Pepper Museum ©
Dr Pepper Museum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giant Eyeball, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Stockyards Rodeo, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Frontiers of Flight Museum and Old Red Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and visit Bishop Arts District.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Old Red Museum ©
Old Red Museum
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

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