28 days in Texas Itinerary

28 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Lubbock
— 1 night
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 5 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Amon Carter Museum of American Art). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planning tool.

London, UK to Dallas is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dallas is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lubbock.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lubbock

— 1 night
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum and then get engrossed in the history at National Ranching Heritage Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lubbock trip planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Lubbock in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lubbock when traveling from Dallas in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Austin.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Historic Sites

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: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Austin trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lubbock in December, with highs in Austin at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Shopping · 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville) and Old Blanco County Courthouse (in Blanco). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Main Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip app.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in December since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 6 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: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planning website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Seas the Day. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to South Padre Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Houston

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Seawall & Moody Gardens). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, stroll through Cockrell Butterfly Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Houston tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, Houston is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.