32 days in Texas Itinerary

32 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

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

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Center Houston and Texas Wolfdog Project. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Baytown (Baytown Nature Center & Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center) and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge (in Freeport). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Houston Audubon, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and get your game on at Escape Zone.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston route builder website.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In February, Houston is warmer than New York City - with highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to High Island.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

High Island

— 1 night
On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the High Island trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Houston to High Island takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Houston in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in High Island: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in High Island

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 1 night
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 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, stop by Seas the Day, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from High Island to South Padre Island in 7 hours. In March, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and Clem's Marina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Port Aransas). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corpus Christi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Step out of San Antonio to go to Boerne and see Cibolo Nature Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Corpus Christi in March, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 3 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 out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve (in Mason) and The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and stop by Lone Star Candy Bar.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg day trip site.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in March: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 71°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Austin

— 6 nights

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 enjoy Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Step out of Austin with an excursion to Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Austin Nature & Science Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in March since evenings lows in Austin dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dallas

— 5 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The Escape Game Dallas. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Fort Worth Botanic Garden) and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose). Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, get great views at Reunion Tower, and see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip maker app.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in March, plan for slightly colder days in Dallas, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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.