35 days in Texas Itinerary

35 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amarillo
— 1 night
2
Dallas
— 4 nights
3
Waco
— 4 nights
4
Austin
— 5 nights
5
San Antonio
— 5 nights
6
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
7
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
8
South Padre Island
— 1 day
9
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
10
Houston
— 5 nights

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, thenmake a trip to Huge Pair of Legs, and then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amarillo trip itinerary maker site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Amarillo is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Juan to Amarillo. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan in February; daily highs in Amarillo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Kimbell Art Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium, get great views at Reunion Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas journey builder site.

Fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dallas, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, A. W. Perry Homestead, The Escape Game Dallas, AT&T Stadium, Cistercian Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

4
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Explore Waco's surroundings by going to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose), George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and Lone Star Trapeze Academy (in Bryan). There's still lots to do: stop by Magnolia Market Silos, walk around Brazos Park East, see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, and snap pictures at The Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Waco travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In February, daily temperatures in Waco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Lone Star Trapeze Academy
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum ©
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
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: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, and admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin travel route website.

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Waco in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Austin, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

5
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip tool.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in February, with highs in Fredericksburg at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, LBJ Texas White House, Sauer-Beckmann Farm
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Lost Mine Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at Terlingua, and then explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in March, with highs in Big Bend National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

1
day
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 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., thenidentify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

Plan trip to South Padre Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Big Bend National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately Kemah away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, and visit East End Historic District.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip website.

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. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum ©
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Houston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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