12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Waco
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  9 h
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Dallas

1
day
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Branding the Brazos Sculpture, see the interesting displays at Texas Sports Hall of Fame, then get lost in a book at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Balcones Distilling.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Waco online trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In March in Waco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Texas Sports Hall of Fame ©
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Armstrong Browning Library and Museum ©
Armstrong Browning Library and Museum
Balcones Distilling ©
Balcones Distilling

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Western Art and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LBJ Texas White House and Kerrville Hills Winery. Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Kerrville and see Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Martin Scott, learn about winemaking at Barons Creek Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Vereins Kirche Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Texas Rangers Heritage Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerrville, LBJ Texas White House, The Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
LBJ Texas White House ©
LBJ Texas White House

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hot Springs Historic District and Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail. Get in touch with nature at Ernst Tinaja Trail and Chihuahuan Desert. The adventure continues: trek along Hoodoos Trailhead, examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, play a few rounds at Black Jack's Crossing Golf Course, and explore the striking landscape at Sand Slide.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Big Bend National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in March: high temperatures in Big Bend National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail
Hot Springs Historic District ©
Hot Springs Historic District
Chihuahuan Desert ©
Chihuahuan Desert

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East End Historic District. Shop till you drop at The Bryan Museum and Murdochs. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach, get lost in a book at Rosenberg Library, take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery, and make a trip to Old City Cemetery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galveston day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Big Bend National Park to Galveston takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Big Bend National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Galveston, with highs around 71°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
The Bryan Museum ©
The Bryan Museum

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