26 days in Texas Itinerary

26 days in Texas Itinerary

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26 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5​h
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
San Angelo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Goliad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Schulenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Step off the beaten path and head to South Congress Avenue and Perissos Vineyards. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery (in Burnet), Spicewood Vineyards (in Spicewood) and Texas Legato Winery (in Lampasas). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of SoCo District, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, shop like a local with 6th Street, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Austin online itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Austin is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Austin at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Neighborhoods Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burnet, Texas Legato Winery, Spicewood Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission Concepcion and King William Historic District. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to New Braunfels to see Gruene Historic District about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, hike along The San Antonio River Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, and see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg and William Chris Vineyards. Discover out-of-the-way places like Becker Vineyards and Calais Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Compass Rose Cellars (in Hye) and Texcetera (in Johnson City). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, browse the exhibits of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip builder website .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Angelo.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hye, Stonewall, Texcetera, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

1
night
San Angelo

San Angelo ©
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Historical Murals of San Angelo, then get engrossed in the history at Railway and Heritage Museum of San Angelo, then steep yourself in history at Fort Concho, and finally learn about winemaking at Christoval Vineyards and Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Angelo road trip website .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Angelo in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Fredericksburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Angelo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Angelo

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Christoval Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Historical Murals of San Angelo ©
Historical Murals of San Angelo
Fort Concho ©
Fort Concho

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site.

Before you visit Fort Davis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Angelo to Fort Davis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Angelo in April: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Goliad.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Big Bend
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

2
nights
Goliad

Goliad ©
Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Rockport Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Presidio La Bahia and Goliad County Court House. Go for a jaunt from Goliad to Port Aransas to see Port Aransas Beach about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, appreciate the history behind Fannin Memorial Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goliad travel route site .

Drive from Fort Davis to Goliad in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, Goliad is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Schulenburg.

Things to do in Goliad

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Aransas Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Rockport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

2
nights
Schulenburg

Schulenburg ©
Schulenburg is a city in Fayette County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Spoetzl Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Winedale Historical Center, and then learn about winemaking at Saddlehorn Winery. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum, contemplate the long history of Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church High Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Schulenburg trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Goliad to Schulenburg in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Schulenburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Schulenburg

Historic Sites Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, Saddlehorn Winery, Spoetzl Brewery, Winedale Historical Center
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill
Spoetzl Brewery ©
Spoetzl Brewery
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ©

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Washington-on-the-Brazos and Houston Museum District. Do some cultural sightseeing at Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Take a break from Houston with a short trip to Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site in Anderson, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Hermann Park and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Schulenburg to Houston in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Washington-on-the-Brazos, Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand, enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, take a stroll through East End Historic District, then contemplate the long history of Ashton Villa, and finally stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galveston trip maker site .

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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