31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Waco
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Amarillo
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Houston

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to College Station (Lick Creek Trail & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Phoenix to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Phoenix in March, plan for slightly colder days in Houston, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 4 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 out of Galveston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, sample some tasty brews at Just Cast Charters, and steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planning site.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. March in Galveston sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, learn the secrets of beer at Cottonwood Wine Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Antonio Zoo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio tour site.

Traveling by car from Galveston to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Galveston in March, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Fredericksburg

— 3 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 Exotic Resort Zoo, Inc. in Johnson City, approximately Johnson City away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in March, with highs in Fredericksburg at 71°F and lows at 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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.
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, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin driving holiday planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Waco

— 3 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Go for a jaunt from Waco to Glen Rose to see Fossil Rim Wildlife Center about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, take in the architecture and design of Baylor University, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Waco route planner.

Getting from Austin to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Austin in March, Waco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, walk around Klyde Warren Park, and don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In March in Dallas, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site, then take in breathtaking views at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then explore by horseback at Old West Stables. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then make a trip to Cadallic Ranch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amarillo road trip website.

You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in March, expect little chillier with lows of 35°F in Amarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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.