16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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Waco
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Lubbock
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
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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 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument and then appreciate the history behind Branding the Brazos Sculpture. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then look for gifts at Spice Village, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Waco online holiday builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Waco is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Waco is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Waco are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hamilton Pool Preserve and Inner Space Cavern. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Distillery Tours and San Marcos Premium Outlets. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to LBJ Texas White House (in Johnson City) and Luckenbach Texas General Store (in Luckenbach). There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online road trip planner.

Drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, then explore the activities along Comal River, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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 6th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
1892 Bishop's Palace and Galveston Railroad Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Murdochs and The Bryan Museum. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Lubbock

— 2 nights
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Buddy Holly Center, then see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum, and then examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Dog Town, then contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lubbock trip builder tool.

You can fly from Galveston to Lubbock in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lubbock when traveling from Galveston in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Fort Worth

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Sundance Square.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort Worth online road trip planner.

Getting from Lubbock to Fort Worth by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Fort Worth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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.