29 days in Texas Itinerary

29 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas itinerary planner
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Burnet
— 1 night
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Brenham
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 1 night
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Glen Rose
— 1 night
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Lubbock
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg — 1 night

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Kerrville River Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, and then get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Old Tunnel State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and then examine the collection at LBJ Texas White House.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online route planner.

Los Angeles to Fredericksburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Fredericksburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fredericksburg, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Burnet.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Burnet — 1 night

Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. On the 17th (Thu), explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, and then explore the activities along Lake LBJ.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Burnet trip planning app.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Burnet in 1.5 hours. March in Burnet sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.
Nature · Parks

Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Bend State Park and Jacob's Well Natural Area. Appreciate the collections at LBJ Presidential Library and Bullock Texas State History Museum. The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and immerse yourself in nature at McKinney Falls State Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Burnet to Austin in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

San Antonio — 4 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.
Let the collections at Briscoe Western Art Museum and The Alamo capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Lost Maples State Natural Area and Landa Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and Cave Without a Name (in Boerne). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in San Antonio sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Corpus Christi — 3 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rockport Beach and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Presidio La Bahia and Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Get out of town with these interesting Corpus Christi side-trips: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell), Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site (in Goliad) and Goose Island State Park (in Rockport). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to South Padre Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and then take in the history at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip builder site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in March, you will find days in South Padre Island are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Galveston.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gator Country. Discover out-of-the-way places like 1892 Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, explore the galleries of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galveston road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Houston.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip

Houston — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, and then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston journey planning website.

Getting from Galveston to Houston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April in Houston, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Brenham.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Brenham — 2 nights

Brenham is a city in east-central Texas in Washington County, United States, with a population of 15,716 according to the 2010 U.S. census. On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church High Hill, then contemplate the long history of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites, and then examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Brenham visit site.

You can drive from Houston to Brenham in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Brenham can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Waco.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Waco — 1 night

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally stop by Balcones Distilling.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Waco trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Brenham to Waco in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Brenham in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Waco, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Rose.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Glen Rose — 1 night

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then stroll around Big Rocks Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glen Rose road trip tool.

Getting from Waco to Glen Rose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April in Glen Rose, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lubbock.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Lubbock — 2 nights

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum, then see the interesting displays at Silent Wings Museum, and then examine the collection at The Buddy Holly Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of National Ranching Heritage Center, and then see the interesting displays at American Wind Power Center.

Discover how to plan a Lubbock trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Glen Rose to Lubbock takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lubbock when traveling from Glen Rose in April, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Davis.
Museums · Historic Sites

Fort Davis — 1 night

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then hike along Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Lubbock to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Big Bend National Park — 2 nights

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hike along The Window Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park trip planner.

Drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, expect Big Bend National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Texas travel guide

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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.