32 days in Texas Itinerary

32 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour itinerary planner

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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth
— 3 nights
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Canyon
— 1 night
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Houston
— 5 nights
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— 4 nights
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Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library. Let the collections at Bullock Texas State History Museum and Elisabet Ney Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Austin to Wimberley to see Taste of the Hills Wine Tours about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, savor the flavors at Bike and Brew ATX, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin journey builder.

Fort Lauderdale to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Austin is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Fredericksburg

— 4 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Get in touch with nature at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Head to Agave Gallery Fine Art and Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Hausfor some retail therapy. Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Kerrville and see Kerrville River Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Hye Meadow Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg journey website.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Austin in June; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 88°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 nights

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.
The Alamo and The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mission San Jose and Mission Espada. Step out of San Antonio with an excursion to Teach 'Em to Fish in Spring Branch--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, and get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 3 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Padre Island National Seashore and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. Escape the urban bustle at Port Aransas Beach and Rockport Beach. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Padre Island Sea Wall Beach, and stroll through Whitecap Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally stop by Seas the Day. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fort Worth.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fort Worth

— 3 nights

Where the West Begins

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.
Do your shopping at Sundance Square and SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Cultural District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Worth: Perot Museum of Nature and Science (in Dallas) and Lost Oak Winery (in Burleson). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Worth travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Fort Worth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, you will find days in Fort Worth are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Canyon.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Canyon

— 1 night
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then ride a horse along Old West Stables.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canyon route planner.

You can fly from Fort Worth to Canyon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canyon when traveling from Fort Worth in July, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Canyon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Houston

— 5 nights

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.
Space Center Houston and Cockrell Butterfly Center will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Venture out of the city with trips to Washington (Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site & Barrington Living History Farm), Jason Catchings Hunting and Fishing Adventures (in Liberty) and Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Blue Bell Creameries, stroll through Texas Wolfdog Project, take a stroll through Chinatown, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lakewood Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Houston road trip planning website.

Getting from Canyon to Houston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canyon in July since evenings lows in Houston dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Quintana Beach and Surfside Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Strand or MiArt Gallery. Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Railean Rum Distillery in San Leon--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, stop by East End Historic District, and see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

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Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days in Galveston, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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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.