60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Rockport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Big Bend National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Burnet
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Austin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Waco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Glen Rose
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
London

6
days
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Murdochs and The Witchery. Relax by the water at East Beach and Stewart Beach. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and explore the galleries of Moody Mansion.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Galveston tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Galveston is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Galveston hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

5
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blue Bell Creameries and Children's Museum of Houston. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surfside Beach and Houston Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute) and Huntsville (Sam Houston Statue, Texas Prison Museum, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park, see the interesting displays at Asia Society Texas Center, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, and take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip website .

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Houston sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Huntsville, Blue Bell Creameries, Houston Premium Outlets, Surfside Beach, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Huntsville State Park ©
Huntsville State Park

4
days
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get in touch with nature at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Laguna Madre Nature Trail. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and cool off at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island journey app .

Getting from Houston to South Padre Island by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Houston in October since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
days
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Rockport Beach and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Port Aransas Beach and Padre Island National Seashore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockport: La Palmera, Corpus Christi (in Corpus Christi) and Port Aransas (Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center & Mustang Island State Park). It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park and contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site.

Plan trip to Rockport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Rockport in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from South Padre Island in October since evenings lows in Rockport dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Rockport

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Corpus Christi
Highlights from your plan
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©

6
days
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.
Get outdoors at Landa Park and Comal River. Explore hidden gems such as Mission Concepcion and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. Venture out of the city with trips to Cibolo Nature Center (in Boerne) and New Braunfels (Gruene General Store & Gruene Historic District). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of Guenther House, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Shops at La Cantera.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rockport to San Antonio by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Cibolo Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Landa Park ©
Landa Park
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
McNay Art Museum ©
McNay Art Museum

5
days
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.
For shopping fun, head to Luckenbach Texas General Store or Camp Verde General Store. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg and Pioneer Museum Complex. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool) and Wolfmuellers Bookstore (in Kerrville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, stop by The Christmas Store, identify plant and animal life at Old Tunnel State Park, and learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in October, with highs in Fredericksburg at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trips

Stonewall, Wolfmuellers Bookstore, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Camp Verde General Store
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©
Becker Vineyards ©
Becker Vineyards

1
day
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at Marfa Book Company.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Fredericksburg in November, Fort Davis is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

#Museums, #Nature, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Marfa
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Chinati Foundation ©
Chinati Foundation

5
days
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Visiting Santa Elena Canyon and Emory Peak will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chisos Mountains and Terlingua Trading Company. There's much more to do: hike along Lost Mine Trail, explore and take pictures at Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape at The Window, and explore the fascinating landscape at Chihuahuan Desert.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park, with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Burnet on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Terlingua Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
The Window ©
The Window

5
days
Burnet

Burnet ©
Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Longhorn Cavern State Park and Gorman Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Inks Lake State Park and Fiesta Winery. Explore Burnet's surroundings by going to Wedding Oak Winery (in San Saba), Fall Creek Vineyards (in Tow) and Salado (Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller & Salado Glassworks). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Inks Lake, take in the natural beauty of Krause Springs, and immerse yourself in nature at Colorado Bend State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Burnet road trip tool .

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Burnet by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. November in Burnet sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Burnet

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Bend, Salado, Krause Springs, Fiesta Winery, Wedding Oak Winery
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Fall Creek Vineyards ©
Fall Creek Vineyards

5
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Marcos Premium Outlets and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Congress Avenue and SoCo District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and Georgetown (Inner Space Cavern, The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Circuit of The Americas, explore the activities along Town Lake, get a taste of local nightlife at 6th Street, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burnet to Austin takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Austin are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Georgetown, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Round Rock Premium Outlets, San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern

5
days
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Get some cultural insight at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Dr Pepper Museum. Visiting Cameron Park Zoo and Franklin Drive Thru Safari will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Waco: Fort Parker State Park (in Mexia), College Station (Bonfire Memorial & Kyle Field) and Old Fort Parker (in Groesbeck).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in November since evenings lows in Waco dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Waco

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

College Station, Franklin Drive Thru Safari, Fort Parker State Park, Old Fort Parker
Highlights from your plan
Spice Village ©
Spice Village
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

4
days
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. For shopping fun, head to Sundance Square or Wiseman House. Get some cultural insight at Kimbell Art Museum and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Brennan Vineyards (in Comanche) and Fort Worth (Thistle Hill House Museum & Fort Worth Water Gardens). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, don't miss a visit to Granbury Town Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Paluxy River.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glen Rose trip planning tool .

You can drive from Waco to Glen Rose in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Glen Rose can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Rose

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Brennan Vineyards, Wiseman House, Granbury Town Square
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Brennan Vineyards ©
Brennan Vineyards

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