15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Houston
— 5 nights
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Lockhart
— 2 nights
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Marfa
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 3 nights
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Houston

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Butler Longhorn Museum (in League City) and Galveston (The Strand, Moody Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, tee off at Hermann Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston online attractions planner.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Lockhart.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lockhart

— 2 nights
Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Caldwell County Jail Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Zedler Mill, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lockhart State Park, and then stop by Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lockhart trip maker.

Getting from Houston to Lockhart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Houston in April since evenings lows in Lockhart dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Lockhart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Marfa

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Marfa: Fort Davis (Davis Mountains State Park & Davis Mountain Scenic Loop). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, stroll through Madera Canyon Hiking Trail, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, and admire the masterpieces at Ballroom Marfa.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marfa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lockhart to Marfa takes 7 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Marfa when traveling from Lockhart in April, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Marfa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 3 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore Amarillo's surroundings by going to Canyon (Palo Duro Canyon State Park & Old West Stables), The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight) and The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, shop like a local with American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, take a memorable drive along Route 66, and get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

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Drive from Marfa to Amarillo in 6.5 hours. April in Amarillo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Museums

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.