16 days in Fredericksburg, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

16 days in Fredericksburg, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

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16 days in Fredericksburg, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 11 nights
End: Houston

2
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.
You've now added Zipline to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg vacation trip planner.

Houston to Fredericksburg is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Museums, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luckenbach Texas General Store, Becker Vineyards
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Becker Vineyards ©
Becker Vineyards
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Guenther House, then explore the galleries of The Alamo, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

11
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.
The Galleria has been added to your itinerary. Space Center Houston and Houston Museum of Natural Science are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Houston Zoo and St Francis Wolf Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to College Station (Kyle Field & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum), Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and George Ranch Historical Park (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, admire the landmark architecture of Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, meet the residents at Downtown Aquarium, and get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Houston vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kemah, College Station, Brazos Bend State Park, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, Battleship Texas State Historic Site
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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