31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

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31 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Glen Rose
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fort Davis
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Groom
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rockport
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
College Station
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + train:  16​h
End: Bournemouth

2
nights
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Sundance Square will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Parker County Courthouse (in Weatherford) and Bluff Dale Vineyards (in Bluff Dale). There's more to do: examine the collection at Dinosaur World and contemplate the waterfront views at Paluxy River.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glen Rose day trip planning app .

Bournemouth, UK to Glen Rose is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Glen Rose is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bournemouth in September, expect Glen Rose to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Parker County Courthouse, Bluff Dale Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Bluff Dale Vineyards ©
Bluff Dale Vineyards
Paluxy River ©
Paluxy River

3
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Big Bend and McDonald Observatory. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davis Mountains State Park and Rock Hunting in the Big Bend of Texas with Teri Smith. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Davis: Balmorhea State Park (in Toyahvale) and Big Bend Brewing Company (in Alpine). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis online trip builder .

Getting from Glen Rose to Fort Davis by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Glen Rose in September, things will get little chillier in Fort Davis: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Groom.

Things to do in Fort Davis

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Alpine, Balmorhea State Park
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend

2
nights
Groom

Groom ©
Groom is a town in Carson County, Texas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Get in touch with nature at Caprock Canyons State Park and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Go for a jaunt from Groom to Canyon to see Lighthouse Trail about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Groom road trip planning website .

Drive from Fort Davis to Groom in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daily temperatures in Groom can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Groom

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store, Caprock Canyons State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
Caprock Canyons State Park ©
Caprock Canyons State Park
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

3
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Isla Blanca Park and Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Sea Turtle, Inc. and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Groom to South Padre Island with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Groom in September, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site and Winery on the Bay. When in Rockport, make a side trip to see Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Rockport Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail, and make a trip to Windway Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rockport trip planner .

Drive from South Padre Island to Rockport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Rockport sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Rockport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Corpus Christi, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Highlights from your plan
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site ©
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lost Maples State Natural Area and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. Get in touch with nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park and Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Calais Winery (in Hye) and Lost Maples Winery (in Vanderpool). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, identify plant and animal life at Old Tunnel State Park, and make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

Plan a Fredericksburg trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Rockport to Fredericksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rockport in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to College Station.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Vanderpool, Calais Winery, Becker Vineyards, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

3
nights
College Station

College Station ©
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. Blue Bell Creameries and Messina Hof Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Washington-on-the-Brazos and Bonfire Memorial for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near College Station: Texas Star Winery (in Chappell Hill) and Saddlehorn Winery (in Burton). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Kyle Field and get engrossed in the history at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our College Station online itinerary builder .

Drive from Fredericksburg to College Station in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in College Station, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in College Station

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas Star Winery, Messina Hof Winery, Saddlehorn Winery, Blue Bell Creameries
Highlights from your plan
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Messina Hof Winery ©
Messina Hof Winery

5
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Popular historic sites such as Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Galveston Island State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The American Undersea Warfare Center, enjoy the sand and surf at El Jardin Del Mar, explore and take pictures at 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galveston online travel planner .

Drive from College Station to Galveston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from College Station in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Galveston, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The American Undersea Warfare Center ©
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

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