35 days in Texas Itinerary

35 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Grapevine
— 2 nights
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Ennis
— 1 day
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
— 6 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Dripping Springs
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Lockhart
— 1 night
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New Braunfels
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
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Dallas — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then relax in the rural setting at Blase Family Farm.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport and Fort Worth Alliance Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grapevine.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Grapevine — 2 nights

Named for the fruit that grows here, Grapevine cultivates its local flavor in grapes and wines.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark, then look for gifts at The British Emporium, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at TopGolf The Colony, and then don't miss a visit to Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grapevine online vacation maker.

Grapevine is very close to Dallas. December in Grapevine sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Ennis.
Golf · Shopping · Spas · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Ennis — 1 day

Ennis is a city in eastern Ellis County, Texas, United States, located south of Dallas. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ellis County Museum and then make a trip to Ellis County Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ennis day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grapevine to Ennis in an hour. December in Ennis sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waco.
Museums
Side Trip

Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum and then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument. On your second day here, stop by Magnolia Market Silos and then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Waco trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Ennis to Waco in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Worth.
Museums · Shopping

Fort Worth — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Worth Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of Log Cabin Village, and then ponder the design of Fort Worth Water Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Exchange Avenue, contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then take a stroll through Sundance Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort Worth attractions site.

You can drive from Waco to Fort Worth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Amarillo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Amarillo — 6 nights

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amarillo: Canyon (Lighthouse Trail & Palo Duro Canyon State Park). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, appreciate the history behind Helium Monument, take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, and explore and take pictures at Route 66.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Amarillo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Worth in December: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 13°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Big Bend National Park — 2 nights

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, hike along Lost Mine Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Window Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Big Bend National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Big Bend National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amarillo in December, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 21°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Dripping Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Dripping Springs — 3 nights

Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. On the 22nd (Wed), experience rural life at Texas Hill Country Olive Company, stroll through Hamilton Pool Preserve, and then trek along Jacob's Well Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Old Blanco County Courthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, then sample the fine beverages at Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery, and finally indulge your taste buds at Cypress Creek Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dripping Springs trip builder app.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Dripping Springs by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December in Dripping Springs, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
Side Trips

Fredericksburg — 1 night

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 24th (Fri), stroll through Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, browse for treasures at Red Baron Antique Mall, and then make a trip to Main Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg road trip planner.

Getting from Dripping Springs to Fredericksburg by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Dripping Springs in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Fredericksburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Austin — 1 night

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 26th (Sun), look for gifts at Wild About Music, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then get great views at Mount Bonnell, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin trip maker site.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Fredericksburg in December, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lockhart.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Lockhart — 1 night

Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Zedler Mill and then stroll through Lockhart State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lockhart online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Lockhart takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Lockhart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Braunfels.
Golf · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

New Braunfels — 3 nights

Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets and then explore the striking landscape at Cave Without a Name. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park, then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District, and then shop like a local with Barn Pottery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Braunfels itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lockhart to New Braunfels by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in New Braunfels are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.
Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

San Antonio — 7 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio holiday maker tool.

You can drive from New Braunfels to San Antonio in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.