30 days in Texas Itinerary

30 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas planner
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Glen Rose
— 1 day
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Waco
— 1 night
Drive
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Brenham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Burnet
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Lubbock
— 2 nights
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Glen Rose — 1 day

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glen Rose trip planner.

Sacramento to Glen Rose is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Glen Rose are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Waco.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Waco — 1 night

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and then shop like a local with Balcones Distilling.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Waco driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March in Waco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Brenham.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Liendo Plantation and then examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brenham trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Waco to Brenham takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Waco in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Brenham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island — 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Thicket National Preserve and Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum. The Bryan Museum and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Galveston's surroundings by going to Surfside Beach (in Surfside Beach) and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, kick back and relax at Stewart Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston attractions website.

Drive from Brenham to Galveston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Brenham in March, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Appreciate the collections at Dick's Classic Garage and LBJ Presidential Library. Take a break from the city and head to Bike and Brew ATX and Barton Creek Greenbelt. Take a break from Austin with a short trip to Jacob's Well Natural Area in Wimberley, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, and admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip site.

Getting from Galveston to Austin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Galveston in March since evenings lows in Austin dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Burnet.
Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Burnet — 1 night

Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, and then explore the activities along Lake LBJ.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Burnet trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Austin to Burnet in 1.5 hours. In March in Burnet, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Parks · Nature

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battle For Texas: The Experience and San Antonio Fire Museum. Visit St Joseph Catholic Church and King William Historic District for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Bandera (Horseback Riding Tours & Hill Country State Natural Area), Kerrville (The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens & Kerrville River Trail) and Guadalupe River State Park (in Spring Branch). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, steep yourself in history at Steves Homestead, see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Burnet to San Antonio in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in San Antonio are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to South Padre Island.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then admire the majestic nature at Isla Blanca Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Children’s Museum of Brownsville and then stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: highs in South Padre Island hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Big Bend National Park — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Window Trail and Pine Canyon Trail. Visiting Lost Mine Trail and Cattail Falls Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, hike along Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail, and stroll through Ernst Tinaja Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Big Bend National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Big Bend National Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Fort Davis — 2 nights

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site and then cruise along Davis Mountain Scenic Loop. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse and then see the interesting displays at Marfa and Presidio County Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis in 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in April: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 76°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Lubbock.
Museums · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

Lubbock — 2 nights

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Ranching Heritage Center and then tee off at The Rawls Course. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Lubbock Lake Landmark and then examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lubbock trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Lubbock in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Lubbock can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

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.