18 days in Texas Itinerary

18 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dallas
— 2 nights
2
Austin
— 3 nights
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
5
Houston
— 3 nights
6
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas, get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Dallas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grapevine, iFLY Dallas
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Austin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
night
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 (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary app.

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 December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Fredericksburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Nature · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Charles Beckendorf Gallery ©
Charles Beckendorf Gallery

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip app.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
When in Houston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately Kemah away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, get your game on at Escape Hunt, and stroll through White Oak Bayou Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

2
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, stroll through The Window Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Big Bend National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and car from Houston to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Houston in January since evenings lows in Big Bend National Park dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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