31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation maker

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Waco
— 6 nights
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College Station
— 5 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights
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Galveston
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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Waco

— 6 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Explore hidden gems such as Granbury Town Square and Inner Space Cavern. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Rocks Park (in Glen Rose), Ellis County Courthouse (in Waxahachie) and Cleburne State Park (in Cleburne). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex, and see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Waco trip planner.

Amarillo to Waco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Waco: highs are around 96°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to College Station.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

College Station

— 5 nights
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Blue Bell Creameries. Get out of town with these interesting College Station side-trips: Huntsville (Texas Prison Museum, H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum of Texas, &more), Ghost & Vampire Tours (in San Antonio) and Ratcliff Lake (in Lufkin). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Bonfire Memorial, get outside with Lone Star Trapeze Academy, see the interesting displays at Texas Cotton Gin Museum, and do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read College Station road trip planner.

Drive from Waco to College Station in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in College Station

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Houston

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Children's Museum of Houston and Battleship Texas State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery), B-52 Brewing Co. (in Conroe) and The Woodlands Children's Museum (in The Woodlands). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, walk around Buffalo Bayou Park, deepen your understanding at Rice University Campus, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Houston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from College Station to Houston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to 1892 Bishop's Palace and The Bryan Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk) and Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and make a splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston road trip website.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Houston in August, you will find days in Galveston are little chillier (90°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corpus Christi

— 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Rockport Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corpus Christi: Rockport (Windway Gallery & Bay Education Center). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, head outdoors with Dolphin Connection Texas, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Port Aransas

— 4 nights
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mustang Island State Park and Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Aransas: King Fisher Beach (in Port O'Connor), Lake Texana State Park (in Edna) and Indianola Fishing Marina (in Port Lavaca). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, and take a leisurely stroll along Port Aransas Fishermans Wharf.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Port Aransas itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Port Aransas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Corpus Christi in August, plan for slightly colder days in Port Aransas, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.