27 days in Texas Itinerary

27 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Houston
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Amarillo
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Dallas
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
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Houston

— 3 nights

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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Galveston (Moody Mansion, The Strand, &more) and Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam (in Pearland). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online route planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Houston hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly to Amarillo.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 3 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amarillo: The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight) and Palo Duro Canyon State Park (in Canyon). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amarillo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Amarillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in September, with highs in Amarillo at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dallas

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower, and observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas road trip website.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amarillo in September, with highs in Dallas at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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 4th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at Seas the Day. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., and then admire all the interesting features of Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Dallas to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip website.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Austin when traveling from South Padre Island in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Fredericksburg

— 4 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg visit planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 nights

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.
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of the Americas, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.