36 days in Texas Itinerary

36 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner
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Houston
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Waco
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Houston — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galveston (The Seawall & Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum), George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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

San Francisco to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Houston. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

South Padre Island — 3 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Estero Llano Grande State Park (in Weslaco) and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island online route planner.

Getting from Houston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Corpus Christi — 4 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rockport (Goose Island State Park & Fulton Mansion State Historic Site) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach & Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and don't miss a visit to K Space Contemporary.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi driving holiday planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

Dallas — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Blase Family Farm (in Rockwall) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth Zoo, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, contemplate the long history of Old Red Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, and admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Dallas is little chillier than Corpus Christi - with highs of 70°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Waco.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Waco — 4 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waco: Dinosaur Valley State Park (in Glen Rose) and Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery (in Salado). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and meet the residents at Cameron Park Zoo.

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You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Side Trips

Austin — 6 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and stroll through Mount Bonnell.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Austin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

San Antonio — 5 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, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Fredericksburg — 4 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
When in Fredericksburg, make a side trip to see Kerrville River Trail in Kerrville, approximately Kerrville away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

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You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in March, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Wineries · Parks · Tours · Trails
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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.