39 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
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Waco
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College Station
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Jefferson
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Amarillo
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Big Bend National Park
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Fredericksburg
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San Antonio
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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 sightseeing, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and get great views at Mount Bonnell.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip builder site.

Mumbai, India to Austin is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Austin is minus 11.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Austin to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Waco.
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Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, and then stop by Magnolia Market Silos. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Valley Mills Vineyards.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Waco holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Waco, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to College Station.
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College Station — 2 nights

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of the American GI, then get engrossed in the history at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Bonfire Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Sam Houston Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at Texas Prison Museum, and then examine the collection at Old Iron Works.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our College Station online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Waco to College Station in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Waco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in College Station, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Houston.
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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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire the striking features of Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and stop by Sawyer Yards.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Houston visit website.

Drive from College Station to Houston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 2 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.
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then don't miss a visit to 1880 Garten Verein, and finally stop by East End Historic District.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston tour planning app.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jefferson.
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Jefferson — 2 nights

Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. On the 15th (Thu), explore the activities along Caddo Lake State Park, cast your line with Ole Jigger Caddo Lake Adventures, and then immerse yourself in nature at Daingerfield State Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of Measurement and Time, see a world frozen in time at The Grove, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seasons, and finally don't miss a visit to Jefferson Ordnance Magazine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jefferson trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Jefferson takes 5 hours. Traveling from Galveston in December, expect Jefferson to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.
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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.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Bendt Distilling Co. (in Lewisville), Fort Worth (Wat Buddharatnaram, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more) and Immersive Gamebox - Grandscape, North Dallas (in The Colony). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, don't miss a visit to Reunion Tower, stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Jefferson to Dallas in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, then take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Awaken Med Spa, then make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, and then get a taste of the local shopping with I am Rt 66 Visitor Center.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo travel route planning site.

You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 13°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Bend National Park.
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Big Bend National Park — 3 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.
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, take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, stroll through Ernst Tinaja Trail, and trek along S Rim Trail.

Before you visit Big Bend National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Amarillo to Big Bend National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amarillo in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park: highs are around 21°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville) and Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in December, you will find days in Fredericksburg are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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