13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip maker

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Waco
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Galveston
— 5 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, and then enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then stop by Magnolia Market Silos.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Waco day trip planning website.

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hamilton Pool Preserve and Texas State Cemetery. LBJ Texas White House and South Congress Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Hye (Garrison Brothers Distillery & Calais Winery) and Hahne Estates Winery (in Johnson City). The adventure continues: wander the streets of SoCo District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rainey Street.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Waco in March since evenings lows in Austin dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wildlife · Nightlife

Side Trips

Galveston

— 5 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.
1892 Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and East End Historic District. Take a break from Galveston with a short trip to Surfside Beach in Surfside Beach, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and see the interesting displays at Texas City Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galveston online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Austin to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Austin in March, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Water Wall. Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in La Porte (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Houston Museum District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, and explore the world behind art at Rothko Chapel.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Houston, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.