15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Austin
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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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 Blue Bell Creameries and Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels), George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and San Marcos River (in San Marcos). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Circuit of The Americas, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Austin holiday maker app.

Rome, Italy to Austin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Rome to Austin due to the time zone difference. In June, Austin is a bit warmer than Rome - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 3 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, admire the majestic nature at Old Tunnel State Park, walk around Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, and contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in June: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally look for gifts at Spice Village.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco travel route app.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Waco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Waco are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to East End Historic District and Galveston Railroad Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, browse the exhibits of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Waco to Galveston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Waco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Galveston, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then stop by Karen's Custom Toe Rings, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Second Amendment Cowboy, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs, then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and finally don't miss a visit to Combine City.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Amarillo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in June, Amarillo is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

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.