18 days in Texas Itinerary

18 days in Texas Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Austin
— 3 nights
San Antonio
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Del Rio
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels



— 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: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Austin visit planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Austin is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Brussels in October, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Austin: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours, browse the exhibits of Institute of Texan Cultures, and take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Antonio driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries


— 2 nights


The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg holiday planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in October, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 31°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Del Rio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Del Rio

— 4 nights
Val Verde Winery has been added to your itinerary. Explore Del Rio's surroundings by going to Langtry (Pecos River Bridge & Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center), Kickapoo Cavern State Park (in Brackettville) and White Shaman Cave (in Comstock).

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Del Rio travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Del Rio takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in October since evenings lows in Del Rio dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Del Rio

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips


— 2 nights

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Del Rio to Dallas with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Houston visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites

Texas travel guide

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.