29 days in Texas, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

29 days in Texas, Anaheim & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Anaheim
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Houston
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Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zilker Metropolitan Park and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Step out of Austin with an excursion to Lake Marble Falls in Marble Falls--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Bonnell, learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Austin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Austin is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Lagos in December, things will get colder in Austin: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg vacation website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in December, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

San Antonio

— 5 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.
Attractions like The San Antonio River Walk and Mission San Jose make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, stroll around Eisenhower Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Anaheim

— 7 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Dana Point Harbor (in Dana Point), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California & The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum). Have a day of magic on the 24th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, experience the excitement of Soarin' Around The World, and walk around Irvine Park Railroad.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Anaheim trip maker tool.

Getting from San Antonio to Anaheim by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Anaheim is minus 2 hours. In December in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:

Los Angeles

— 7 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Bergamot Station, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

Getting from Anaheim to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:

Houston

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Space Center Houston and Children's Museum of Houston. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Hemi Hideout (in Brookshire) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

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.