11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Glen Rose
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Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to Brownsville
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockport
— 1 night
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Glen Rose

— 1 night
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Glen Rose.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glen Rose sightseeing planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Glen Rose is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Montreal in September, expect Glen Rose to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Fort Davis

— 1 night
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, and then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Davis day trip app.

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Fort Davis takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Glen Rose in September, expect Fort Davis to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): trek along Mule Ears Spring Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): trek along Lost Mine Trail and then trek along The Window Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in South Padre Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Rockport

— 1 night
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. On the 20th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Goose Island State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Texas Maritime Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockport online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Rockport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sat), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rockport to Galveston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.