13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

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Plano
— 1 night
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Salado
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 day
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Dripping Springs
— 2 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
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Marfa
— 1 day
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night

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Plano

Plano is a city in the U.S. To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plano online travel route planner.

Houston to Plano is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Houston in November, things will get a bit cooler in Plano: highs are around 66°F and lows about 49°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Plano

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks

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Fort Worth

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): visit Sundance Square. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Water Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, work some fitness into your day at Trinity Park, then identify plant and animal life at River Legacy Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort Worth online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plano to Fort Worth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Salado.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Salado

Salado is a village in Bell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): do a tasting at Pilot Knob Vineyard, stop by Boulders Sport Climbing Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Belton Lake, then stroll around Yettie Polk Park, then examine the collection at Bell County Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Woodhouse Day Spa at Nolan Creek.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salado trip maker site.

Drive from Fort Worth to Salado in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Salado

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Side Trips

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 24th (Tue), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Town Lake, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Mexic-Arte Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin holiday maker tool.

Getting from Salado to Austin by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dripping Springs.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. On the 24th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Treaty Oak Distilling, sample the tasty concoctions at Vista Brewing, then do a tasting at Salt Lick Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Solaro Estate. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Jack Glover's Cowboy Museum, admire the engineering at Canyon Dam, trek along Jacob's Well Natural Area, then gain some tasty knowledge on Discover Texas Wine Tours, LLC., then experience rural life at Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dripping Springs Vodka.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dripping Springs trip itinerary site.

Drive from Austin to Dripping Springs in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pine Canyon Trail, hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, take in the awesome beauty at Emory Peak, then hike along S Rim Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rio Grande Village Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry, explore the stunning scenery at Boquillas Canyon, trek along Sam Nail Ranch, then trek along The Window Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Cattail Falls Trail.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Dripping Springs to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Marfa

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. On the 29th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Fort D. A. Russell, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Judd Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Ballroom Marfa, then stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marfa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Marfa takes 3 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in November, expect Marfa to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Fredericksburg

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 30th (Mon), walk around Cross Mountain Park, hike along Loop Trail, take an in-depth tour of Texas Rangers Heritage Center, look for gifts at Der Kuchen Laden, then do a tasting at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Fat Ass Ranch and Winery.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg route builder app.

You can drive from Marfa to Fredericksburg in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Marfa in November, with lows around 45°F.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.