31 days in Texas Itinerary

31 days in Texas Itinerary

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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
— 3 nights

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

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 The Dallas World Aquarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Zoo, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, get a new perspective on things with The Spirit of Dallas, get a taste of the local shopping with Lifestylez Nails Spa, and see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dallas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for much hotter days in Dallas, with highs around 70°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Waco

Waco ©
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 Great Escape of Central Texas and Magnolia Market Silos. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with Brazos Bluffs Ranch, walk around Cameron Park, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Waco online vacation planner.

Getting from Dallas to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Science Museum
Mayborn Museum Complex
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5
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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

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 Bullock Texas State History Museum. When in Austin, make a side trip to see Wimberley Zipline Adventures in Wimberley, approximately Wimberley away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, test your problem-solving skills at Escapology, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and look for gifts at Central Market.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

Getting from Waco to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Waco in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Austin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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Hot Spring
Barton Springs Pool
4.4

2
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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

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.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

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 Natural Bridge Caverns will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, meet the residents at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in March since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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The Alamo
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SeaWorld
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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

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 on Mustang Island). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, identify plant and animal life 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.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Chute 'Em Up Parasailing
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life 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 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 travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

The Oleander City

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 The Seawall and Galveston Water Adventures will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Galveston to Kemah to see Kemah Boardwalk about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, take a stroll through The Strand, and stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

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Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2
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Speed Boats Tour
Galveston Water Adventures
4.6
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Theme Park
Kemah Boardwalk
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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

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 Houston Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to That Escape Place in Spring (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, stroll around Smither Park, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Houston sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

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