10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

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Fly
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bandera
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galveston
— 1 night
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San Antonio

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Natural Bridge Caverns as well as The Alamo. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online trip planner.

Denver to San Antonio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Denver in March, with highs in San Antonio at 76°F and lows at 54°F. On the 20th (Sat), you're off to Bandera.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Bandera

— 1 night
Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. You've now added Silver Spur Ranch to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Hill Country State Natural Area, then get a taste of life in the country at Silver Spur Ranch, and then walk around Western Trail Heritage Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bandera vacation builder.

You can drive from San Antonio to Bandera in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in March, with highs in Bandera at 71°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Bandera

Parks · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

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 Texas Wine Tours as well as Wildseed Farms. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, then indulge your senses at Texas Wine Tours, then don't miss a visit to Main Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bandera to Fredericksburg takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've added Hamilton Pool Preserve, Colorado Bend State Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along Turkey Creek Trail, identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, then stroll around Reimers Ranch Park, then hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, stroll through Mount Bonnell, then admire the majestic nature at Colorado Bend State Park, and finally examine the collection at Highland Lakes Squadron Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Austin trip maker app.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Austin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens as well as Rodeo Houston or Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Visit Pine Gully Park and Sylvan Beach Park for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, stroll around Smither Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

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Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston

— 1 night

The Oleander City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion and then admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Galveston sightseeing website.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.