30 days in Texas Itinerary

30 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 4 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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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight), The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom) and VW Slug Bug Ranch (in Panhandle). There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, see the interesting displays at Bill's Backyard Classics, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, and get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amarillo trip builder website.

New York City to Amarillo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amarillo, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Water Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at White Rock Lake Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip planning app.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Amarillo in April, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Branding the Brazos Sculpture, take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, stop by Magnolia Market Silos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, and finally walk around Cameron Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historic Waco Foundation, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex, then explore the world behind art at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, then make a trip to University of Mary Hardin Baylor, and finally examine the collection at Bell County Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dallas to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. April in Waco sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.
Go for a jaunt from Austin to Dripping Springs to see Hamilton Pool Preserve about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, gain a rich perspective with Bike and Brew ATX, and stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · 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.
Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park, Inks Lake State Park, &more), Spas (in Marble Falls) and Johnson City (Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery, Vintage 205, &more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Austin in April, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to New Braunfels to see Landa Park about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission Espada, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in April, with highs in San Antonio at 82°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galveston: Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Galveston Island Brewing, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galveston holiday planning tool.

You can fly from San Antonio to Galveston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: highs in Galveston hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Houston

— 4 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 Brenham (Blue Bell Creameries & Antique Rose Emporium), Austin County Jail Museum (in Bellville) and College Station (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum & Lick Creek Trail). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Houston trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in April, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.