31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Austin
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive
2
New Braunfels
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bandera
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Del Rio
— 1 night
Drive
8
Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Galveston
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Waco
Drive
14
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Austin — 1 night

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary planning app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Austin is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Austin is minus 7 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in July: highs in Austin hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to New Braunfels.
more
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

New Braunfels — 1 night

Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sophienburg Museum, see the interesting displays at New Braunfels Railroad Museum, and then cool off at Landa Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Braunfels online tour planner.

You can drive from Austin to New Braunfels in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in New Braunfels can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.
more
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

San Antonio — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Witte Museum, then explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, then get in on the family fun at Morgan's Wonderland, then sample the tasty concoctions at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, and finally make a trip to Main Plaza.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from New Braunfels to San Antonio by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bandera.
more
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Bandera — 2 nights

Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. On the 24th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, get a new perspective on nature at Bandera Natural History Museum, and then hike along Lost Maples East Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bandera City Park, get a taste of life in the country at Dixie Dude Ranch, and then Head underground at Frio Cave.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandera route planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Bandera takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bandera can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.
more
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Fredericksburg — 2 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, then do a tasting at Hilmy Cellars - Vineyards, Winery & Tasting Room, then do a tasting at Heath Sparkling Wines, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vereins Kirche Museum, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, and then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bandera to Fredericksburg takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Big Bend National Park.
more
Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castolon Historic District and Homer Wilson Ranch. Explore hidden gems such as Cattail Falls Trail and Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along El Camino Del Rio, explore the stunning scenery at Tuff Canyon Trail, and tee off at Lajitas Zipline.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In July, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Del Rio.
more
Outdoors · Nature · Golf · Adventure

Del Rio — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils River State Natural Area and then learn about winemaking at Val Verde Winery.

Plan a trip to Del Rio easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Del Rio by car takes about 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Del Rio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.
more
Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Corpus Christi — 4 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Step out of the city life by going to Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Presidio La Bahia and Winery on the Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockport (Schoenstatt Shrine, Bay Education Center, &more) and Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture (in Port Aransas). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, stroll through Whitecap Beach, and examine the collection at Texas Surf Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Del Rio to Corpus Christi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Galveston.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Galveston — 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at The Galveston Children's Museum, get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then don't miss a visit to Old City Cemetery, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Bryan Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewart Beach, and finally look for gifts at Wings Beachwear.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston vacation app.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in August, you will find days in Galveston are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Houston.
more
Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Houston — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Visiting Sylvan Beach Park and Armand Bayou Nature Center will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Waugh Drive Bat Colony, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Hico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lakewood Church, and learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

Dallas — 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Toilet Seat Museum and The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection. Escape the urban bustle at Texas Discovery Gardens and Pedego Dallas Electric Bikes. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, learn about winemaking at Times Ten Cellars, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort Worth.
more
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails
Side Trip

Fort Worth — 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Sid Richardson Museum, explore the world behind art at Cultural District, and then get engrossed in the history at Stockyards Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Leonard's Department Store Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Burger's Lake, and then admire the landmark architecture of Livestock Exchange Building.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort Worth online route planner.

Getting from Dallas to Fort Worth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Fort Worth sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Waco.
more
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Waco visit site.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Austin.
more
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Austin — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Texas State Cemetery and Thinkery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Texas Military Forces Museum and Wimberley Valley Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Texas Hill Country Olive Company (in Dripping Springs), Heart of Texas Wine Tours (in Marble Falls) and Salt Lick Cellars (in Driftwood). Explore Austin further: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see the interesting displays at Museum of The Weird, and look for gifts at Waterloo Records.

Start your trip to Austin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
more
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Texas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.
more

Galveston Island travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Theme Parks
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.
more