24 days in Texas Itinerary

24 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Houston
— 3 nights
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
3
San Antonio
— 4 nights
4
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
5
Austin
— 4 nights
6
Amarillo
— 3 nights
7
Dallas
— 4 nights

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, get lost in a book at Lanier Theological Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon, and stroll around Smither Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Houston travel route planner.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. 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 °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery, thenshop like a local with The Strand, and finally don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Living God Galveston, thenengage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, thensteep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Galveston to San Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Galveston in December, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

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

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Sister Creek Ranch
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Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Austin visit app.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in January since evenings lows in Austin dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

3
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amarillo: Goodnight (The Charles Goodnight Historical Center & Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store), Adobe Walls (in Borger) and Canyon (Palo Duro Canyon State Park & Old West Stables). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cadallic Ranch, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo trip planner.

Fly from Austin to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Amarillo is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center ©
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro), Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, &more) and 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial (in Grapevine). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Amarillo in January, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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