23 days in Texas Itinerary

23 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Canyon
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 3 nights
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Fort Davis
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Alpine, Bus to Midland/Odessa, Fly to Galveston
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Rockwall
— 3 nights
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Houston — 1 night

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.
You've added Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, The Galleria, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy a live performance at The Galleria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt.

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Panama City, Panama to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Panama City in December, expect Houston to be colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to South Padre Island.
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Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

South Padre Island — 1 night

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 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island road trip planning website.

Getting from Houston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Houston in December since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Canyon.
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Parks · Wildlife

Canyon — 1 night

Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Palo Duro Riding Stables as well as Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): trot along with Palo Duro Riding Stables, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tex Randall, Big Texan, then make a trip to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site, and then make a trip to Combine City.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Canyon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Canyon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, expect nights in Canyon to be colder, around -5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip site.

Getting from Canyon to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Canyon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dallas, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

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Traveling by flight from Dallas to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Natural Bridge Caverns. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, get your game on at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route builder site.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 3 nights

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, then get engrossed in the history at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Helium Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amarillo online trip maker.

You can fly from San Antonio to Amarillo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Fort Davis.
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Fort Davis — 3 nights

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. You've now added McDonald Observatory to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get lost in a book at Jeff Davis County Library, stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and finally see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Fort Davis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in January, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Angler Charters to your itinerary. On the 15th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Angler Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, kick back and relax at Stewart Beach, then stop by Murdochs, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Fort Davis to Galveston in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. Traveling from Fort Davis in January, plan for much hotter nights in Galveston, with lows around 10°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rockwall.
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Rockwall — 3 nights

Rockwall is a city in Rockwall County, Texas, United States, and a suburb of Dallas and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Sail with Scott has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): engage your brain at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, get a new perspective on things with Sail with Scott, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Harbor Rockwall. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and then examine the collection at Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rockwall online holiday planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Rockwall in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Galveston in January, with highs in Rockwall at 15°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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