8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin route planner.

Boston to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Austin. Traveling from Boston in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 85°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 1 night

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Willow City Loop as well as Wildseed Farms. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): cruise along Willow City Loop, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then make a trip to Main Street.

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Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fredericksburg, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Antonio.
Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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San Antonio — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F. On the 19th (Thu), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Texas travel guide

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.