31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas sightseeing planner
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Waco
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Houston
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Dallas — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Zoo, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas, shop like a local with Lifestylez Nails Spa, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas planner.

New York City 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. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Waco.
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Waco — 3 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Brazos Bluffs Ranch and Cameron Park Zoo. Step out of Waco to go to Killeen and see Great Escape of Central Texas, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: stop by Magnolia Market Silos, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, and pause for some photo ops at Branding the Brazos Sculpture.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.
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Austin — 5 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. When in Austin, make a side trip to see Wimberley Zipline Adventures in Wimberley, approximately Wimberley away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, test your team's savvy at Escapology, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

Getting from Waco to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Waco in March, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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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.
On the 13th (Sun), experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Exotic Resort Zoo, Inc., take an unorthodox tour of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and then make a trip to Main Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in March, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Fredericksburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 6 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.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld and The San Antonio River Walk will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, and take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi — 3 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kids will enjoy USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and Padre Island National Seashore. Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Port Aransas (Chute 'Em Up Parasailing & Skydive South Texas/ Mustang Island Skydiving). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, and take a pleasant ride with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi road trip app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 2 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Seas the Day, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Padre Island.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in March, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Kemah Boardwalk and The Seawall will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with Galveston Water Adventures, stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Houston.
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Houston — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Center Houston and Glenwood Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to That Escape Place in Spring (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and stroll around Smither Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Houston vacation maker.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in March, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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