12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Lockhart
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Lockhart
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Marfa
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Stockton
— 1 night
Drive
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Luling
— 1 night
Drive
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Lockhart
— 1 night
Drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Fly to New York City

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Lockhart

— 1 night
Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): play a few rounds at Wolfdancer Golf Club and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lockhart visit website.

New York City to Lockhart is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Lockhart is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Austin.

Things to do in Lockhart

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Austin Visitor Center and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Austin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lockhart to Austin takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip maker.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in San Antonio are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Fredericksburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Marfa

— 1 night
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): trek along Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, then contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marfa trip maker site.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Marfa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in April since evenings lows in Marfa dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Marfa

Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, and then don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amarillo vacation planner.

You can drive from Marfa to Amarillo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Amarillo are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Fort Stockton.

Things to do in Amarillo

Shopping

Fort Stockton

— 1 night
Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County, Texas, United States. To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Stockton road trip planning tool.

Getting from Amarillo to Fort Stockton by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in April: high temperatures in Fort Stockton hover around 82°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luling.

Things to do in Fort Stockton

Museums

Luling

— 1 night
Luling is a city in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, Texas, United States, along the San Marcos River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gonzales Memorial Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church High Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luling trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Stockton to Luling takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fort Stockton in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Luling. You'll set off for Lockhart on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Luling

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lockhart

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): play a few rounds at Lockhart State Park and then bet on your favorite at Central Texas Speedway.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lockhart trip itinerary planning tool.

Lockhart is just a stone's throw from Luling. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Lockhart

Nature · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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.