22 days in Texas Itinerary

22 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 day
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Waco
— 1 night
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Austin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey, then see Lifestylez Nails Spa, then get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Dallas. In January, daytime highs in Dallas are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Waco Winery & Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Waco trip planning website.

You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In January in Waco, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Wineries

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Appreciate the collections at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Texas Military Forces Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Barton Creek Greenbelt. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, wander the streets of SoCo District, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Waco in January since evenings lows in Austin dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and LBJ Texas White House. Pioneer Museum and Texas Rangers Heritage Center will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Slate Mill Wine Collective, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg journey maker.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in January; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 58°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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San Antonio

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and Mission Espada. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Joseph Catholic Church and San Antonio Museum of Art. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll around Rockport Beach and then kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, see the interesting displays at Selena Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and finally identify plant and animal life at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. January in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then browse the exhibits of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally make a trip to Old City Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, then see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, and then wander the streets of East End Historic District.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston online holiday planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Galveston are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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Houston

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.
Appreciate the collections at Holocaust Museum Houston and Houston Museum District. Visiting Water Wall and Cockrell Butterfly Center will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Funeral History, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, and stroll through Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Houston, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.

Galveston Island travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.