27 days in Texas Itinerary

27 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas attractions planner
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Dallas
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Galveston to San Leon to see Railean Rum Distillery about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, and steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston visit planner.

Milan, Italy to Galveston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Galveston. In February, Galveston is a bit warmer than Milan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Houston — 3 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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

Getting from Galveston to Houston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to South Padre Island.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island online travel route builder.

Getting from Houston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to San Antonio.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

San Antonio — 5 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route maker.

You can fly from South Padre Island to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in February, San Antonio is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Fredericksburg — 3 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Take a break from Fredericksburg with a short trip to Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in February, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.
Wineries · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Side Trips

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, don't miss a visit to Sixth Street Historic District, and wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Austin online day trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in February, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Waco.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument. On the next day, examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum and then look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Waco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Austin to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Waco when traveling from Austin in February, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dallas.
Museums · Shopping

Dallas — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Kimbell Art Museum) and Your Private Collection Art Gallery (in Granbury). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower, and make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas itinerary tool.

Getting from Waco to Dallas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. February in Dallas sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

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.