32 days in Texas Itinerary

32 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 6 nights

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin travel route tool.

Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

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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.
Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Leakey and see Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, stroll through Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg day trip website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in August, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

6
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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.
Step out of San Antonio with an excursion to Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels in New Braunfels--about 42 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in San Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

3
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, take in nature's colorful creations at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Loteria Corpus Christi Mural.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island online trip itinerary builder.

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. In September, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, shop like a local with The Strand, and look for gifts at Murdochs.

Plan my day in Galveston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sylvan Beach Park in La Porte (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, see where the action happens at Minute Maid Park, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amarillo road trip planning website.

Getting from Houston to Amarillo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in September; daily highs in Amarillo reach 84°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Kimbell Art Museum, &more). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Over Texas. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dallas itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Amarillo to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in September: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 92°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.