28 days in Texas Itinerary

28 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fort Worth
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Austin
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Lubbock
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Dallas
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Fort Worth — 1 night

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, don't miss a visit to Exchange Avenue, and then ponder the design of Fort Worth Water Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Log Cabin Village, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Worth Zoo, and then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fort Worth sightseeing planner.

Sacramento to Fort Worth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento to Fort Worth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waco.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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 12th (Sat): snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Balcones Distilling. On the next day, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco planner.

You can drive from Fort Worth to Waco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Houston.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, walk around Buffalo Bayou Park, have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Houston online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Waco to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Waco in March, Houston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galveston.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Galveston, Galveston Island — 3 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.
Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, and get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galveston online vacation builder.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Austin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

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: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Austin tour planning site.

Getting from Galveston to Austin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Galveston in March since evenings lows in Austin dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

San Antonio — 6 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, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip planning tool.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Fredericksburg — 4 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Kerrville and see Kerrville River Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, look for gifts at The Tinsmith's Wife, and do a tasting at Narrow Path Winery.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in March, things will get slightly colder in Fredericksburg: highs are around 71°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lubbock.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Lubbock — 2 nights

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame and then see the interesting displays at Silent Wings Museum. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lubbock road trip website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Lubbock takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lubbock, with lows of 45°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Dallas.
Museums · Historic Sites

Dallas — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dallas using our trip planner.

Getting from Lubbock to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 57°F. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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.