30 days in Texas Itinerary

30 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas route builder

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Houston
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 5 nights
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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 Galveston (The Strand, The Seawall, &more) and Moorhead's Blueberry Farm (in Conroe). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston attractions website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Houston is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to Houston, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dammam in November: high temperatures in Houston hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for gifts at Seas the Day, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Houston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Houston in November since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in November, plan for little chillier nights in San Antonio, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

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.
When in Fredericksburg, make a side trip to see Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet, approximately Burnet away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, stop by Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin tour planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in November, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then stop by Magnolia Market Silos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Branding the Brazos Sculpture. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, and finally shop like a local with Painting with a Twist.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Waco journey planner.

Getting from Austin to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Waco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dallas

— 5 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 (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, and admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Waco to Dallas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In November, daytime highs in Dallas are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.