28 days in Texas Itinerary

28 days in Texas Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
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Houston
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Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amarillo vacation site.

Denver to Amarillo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Amarillo at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Amarillo in June since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally stop by Brazos Valley Cheese. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Branding the Brazos Sculpture, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex, and finally have fun at H5 Tactical.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Waco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Bell Creameries and Bike and Brew ATX. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning app.

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Austin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Tunnel State Park and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. Change things up with a short trip to Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in June, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 88°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Comal River and Main Plaza. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Landa Park in New Braunfels, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, and go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio attractions planning app.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in San Antonio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, stop by Seas the Day, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Start your trip to South Padre Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in South Padre Island are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 4 nights

The Oleander City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and 1892 Bishop's Palace. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, look for gifts at Murdochs, and get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galveston journey tool.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Houston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then walk around Smither Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip website.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Nature

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.