31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

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31 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Fort Worth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
McKinney
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
3
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
8
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Worth: Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, & more) and The Escape Game Dallas (in Grapevine). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

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Manchester, UK to Fort Worth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Fort Worth is minus 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Fort Worth at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to McKinney.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dallas, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, The Escape Game Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

2
nights
McKinney

McKinney ©
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Historic Downtown McKinney, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then get your game on at iFLY Dallas. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at W Walworth Harrison Library, then get your game on at Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, and then learn about winemaking at Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read McKinney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Worth to McKinney in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in McKinney

Fun & Games Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard, W Walworth Harrison Library, iFLY Dallas
Highlights from your plan
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
iFLY Dallas ©
iFLY Dallas
Historic Downtown McKinney ©
Historic Downtown McKinney

3
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canyon (Old West Stables & Palo Duro Canyon State Park), The Charles Goodnight Historical Center (in Goodnight) and Adobe Walls (in Borger). The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, see the interesting displays at Armstrong County Museum, and make a trip to Cadillac Ranch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from McKinney to Amarillo with the Route module. Traveling from McKinney in September, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canyon, The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, Adobe Walls, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Armstrong County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amarillo in September; daily highs in Austin reach 39°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. William Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Change things up with a short trip to Calais Winery in Hye (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Austin in October; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hye
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

5
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip tool .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

3
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
When in Corpus Christi, make a side trip to see Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore, kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, and take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, get your game on at Escape Hunt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Corpus Christi to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

4
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein, take a stroll through The Strand, and have fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galveston route planner.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Railean Rum Distillery, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

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