17 days in Texas Itinerary

17 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Houston
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Houston to Galveston to see The Seawall about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston online route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Houston is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Houston. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

San Antonio

— 4 nights

The Alamo City

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, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours, and take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fredericksburg journey planning website.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find out how to plan a trip to Austin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Amarillo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then make a trip to Cadillac Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then explore by horseback at Old West Stables.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Amarillo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 37°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Fort Worth

— 2 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Amarillo to Fort Worth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in August; daily highs in Fort Worth reach 42°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.