39 days in Texas Itinerary

39 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Waco
— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson) and Ilovekickboxing (in Cypress). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary planning website.

Knoxville to Houston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Houston. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Knoxville in May, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Nana's Attic (in League City). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, wander the streets of The Strand, and admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip app.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Port Aransas Beach (in Port Aransas) and Goliad (Our Lady of Loreto Chapel & Fannin Memorial Monument). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's much more 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, walk around Cole Park, and stroll through Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Padre Island: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen) and Estero Llano Grande State Park (in Weslaco). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Padre Island visit planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

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: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin travel route builder site.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, Austin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission Espada, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Antonio Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville) and Singing Water Vineyards (in Comfort). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church.

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You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in May; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Waco

— 4 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cedron Creek Park (in Morgan), Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum (in Temple) and Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Paluxy Heritage Park). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, do a tasting at Valley Mills Vineyards, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Baylor University.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Waco journey website.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Waco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. June in Waco sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dallas World Aquarium, walk around Klyde Warren Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dallas holiday maker.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In June, daytime highs in Dallas are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.