25 days in Texas Itinerary

25 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Brenham
— 14 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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College Station
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights

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Houston — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Wed), examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Dallas.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Dallas — 2 nights

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 31st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then make a trip to Grassy Knoll. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Over Texas.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get slightly colder in Dallas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brenham.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Side Trips

Brenham — 14 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Brenham: St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (in Dubina), Stephen F. Austin State Park (in San Felipe) and Schulenburg (St. Mary's Church High Hill, St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, &more). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at John Fairey Garden, see the interesting displays at Texas Quilt Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Brazos Valley Brewing Company, and contemplate the long history of Barrington Living History Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brenham online travel route planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Brenham in 3.5 hours. January in Brenham sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and finally stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of the Americas, and finally find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip app.

Traveling by car from Brenham to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to College Station.
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

College Station — 2 nights

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the collection at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary and then get engrossed in the history at Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read College Station road trip website.

Getting from San Antonio to College Station by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.
Museums · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 20th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then get great views at Mount Bonnell, and finally wander the streets of Sixth Street Historic District.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Austin holiday maker.

Getting from College Station to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C.
Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.