21 days in Texas Itinerary

21 days in Texas Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brownsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Houston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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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.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, cool off at Typhoon Texas Waterpark Austin, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum.

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Brussels, Belgium to Austin is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for much hotter days in Austin, with highs around 43°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

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 22nd (Fri), look for gifts at The Tinsmith's Wife, get a taste of the local shopping with Agave Gallery Fine Art, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War.

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You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in July: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will thrill your kids. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to New Braunfels (Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels & Comal River). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, and have fun and explore at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brownsville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Brownsville

— 2 nights
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Gladys Porter Zoo and then relax and rejuvenate at The Carriage House Day Spa. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Boca Chica State Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brownsville road trip site.

Getting from San Antonio to Brownsville by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brownsville, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then stop by Seas the Day.

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Getting from Brownsville to South Padre Island by car takes about an hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brownsville in July: highs in South Padre Island hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kids will enjoy Space Center Houston and Children's Museum Houston. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and The Seawall (in Galveston). There's still lots to do: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center.

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Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in July: highs in Houston hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dallas

— 4 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Family-friendly places like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Top O'Hill Terrace will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to NRH2O Family Water Park in North Richland Hills (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Texas, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

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You can fly from Houston to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.