31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

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31 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
bus:  20​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + shuttle:  9​h
8
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of Bishop Arts District, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip planning app .

Indianapolis to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Indianapolis in March, you will find days in Dallas are much warmer (70°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

3
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waco Mammoth National Monument and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Parker State Park and Dr Pepper Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waco: Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site (in Mexia) and JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location (in Valley Mills). There's much more to do: get advice or help at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and examine the collection at Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Waco day trip site .

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In March, daytime highs in Waco are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mexia, JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Church High Hill and Dick's Classic Garage. Do some cultural sightseeing at Texas State Capitol and Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Old Jail Museum (in Gonzales) and Spoetzl Brewery (in Shiner). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Blanton Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Austin attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in March, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, St. Mary's Church High Hill, Old Jail Museum, Spoetzl Brewery, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Presidio La Bahia and St Joseph Catholic Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and The Guenther House Museum. When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Fannin Memorial Monument in Goliad, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

Make your San Antonio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Goliad
Highlights from your plan
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
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.
Visit Pioneer Museum Complex and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Garrison Brothers Distillery and Kerrville Hills Winery. Go for a jaunt from Fredericksburg to Kerrville to see The Museum of Western Art about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Barons Creek Vineyards, and see the interesting displays at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Fredericksburg is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 71°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Kerrville, LBJ Texas White House, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Judd Foundation, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Davis road trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fort Davis, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Marfa
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Judd Foundation ©
Judd Foundation

3
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and Hot Springs Historic District. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chisos Mountains and Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Lajitas Zipline, trek along Closed Canyon, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park takes 4 hours. In March, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Fort Davis - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Closed Canyon ©
Closed Canyon
Terlingua ©
Terlingua
Hot Springs Historic District ©
Hot Springs Historic District

2
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.
Bishop's Palace and Old City Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Moody Mansion and The Bryan Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through East End Historic District, get a taste of the local shopping with MiArt Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand, and steep yourself in history at Ashton Villa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Galveston by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in March: highs in Galveston hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
The Bryan Museum ©
The Bryan Museum

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington-on-the-Brazos and Teo-Chew Temple. Appreciate the collections at Space Center Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Texas Star Winery (in Chappell Hill), Huntsville (Sam Houston Statue & Texas Prison Museum) and Bernhardt Winery (in Plantersville). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Water Wall and wander the streets of Theater District.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Houston, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Huntsville, Bernhardt Winery, Texas Star Winery, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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