22 days in Texas Itinerary

22 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

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Austin
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Brenham
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LBJ Presidential Library and Bullock Texas State History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Harry Ransom Center and Wild About Music. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Austin holiday maker tool.

Krakow, Poland to Austin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Krakow to Austin. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in April; daily highs in Austin reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, stop by Spice Village, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Waco trip maker tool.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Waco, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Brenham.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Brenham

— 2 nights
Brenham is a city in east-central Texas in Washington County, United States, with a population of 15,716 according to the 2010 U.S. census. On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries, examine the collection at Texas Cotton Gin Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church High Hill, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Comforts. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brenham trip planner.

You can drive from Waco to Brenham in 2.5 hours. April in Brenham sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Brenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as Moody Mansion and The Seawall are in your itinerary. Galveston Naval Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Bryan Museum, get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip app.

Traveling by car from Brenham to Galveston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brenham in April since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along The Window Trail and then trek along Lost Mine Trail. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive and then explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Big Bend National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Big Bend National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Fort Davis

— 1 night
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Ballroom Marfa, then admire the natural beauty at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort Davis road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in April, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Davis: highs are around 28°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Fort Davis in April, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Alamo and San Antonio Museum of Art. Explore hidden gems such as Mission Trail and The Guenther House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & Barn Pottery). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, examine the collection at Witte Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, San Antonio is somewhat warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.