15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h
1
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Austin
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
7
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
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.
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then steep yourself in history at Thistle Hill House Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

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Montreal, Canada to Fort Worth is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Fort Worth due to the time zone difference. In September, Fort Worth is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and then examine the collection at Somervell County Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glen Rose route planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Glen Rose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Glen Rose can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Somervell County Museum ©
Somervell County Museum
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
Jacksonville is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by The Texas Basket Company, then identify plant and animal life at Rusk, TX Footbridge, and then identify plant and animal life at Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari.

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Getting from Glen Rose to Jacksonville by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Rusk, TX Footbridge
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari ©
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari
The Texas Basket Company ©
The Texas Basket Company

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg attractions planner .

You can drive from Jacksonville to Fredericksburg in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Wineries
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Old Tunnel State Park ©
Old Tunnel State Park

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Do some cultural sightseeing at McNay Art Museum and Mission Concepcion. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning website .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in September, with highs in San Antonio at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read South Padre Island trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Austin in September, expect nights in South Padre Island to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
On the 14th (Sat), get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam, and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall and then identify plant and animal life at Texas Wolfdog Project.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planning tool .

Fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam, Texas Wolfdog Project
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Texas Wolfdog Project ©
Texas Wolfdog Project
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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