39 days in Texas Itinerary

39 days in Texas Itinerary

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39 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Amarillo
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Antonio
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
5
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Tyler
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore Amarillo's surroundings by going to Armstrong County Museum (in Claude), Goodnight (The Charles Goodnight Historical Center & Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store) and Canyon (Palo Duro Canyon State Park & Old West Stables). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe.

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

New York City to Amarillo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, Amarillo is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Goodnight, Square House Museum, Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

You can fly from Amarillo to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amarillo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 85°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. William Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Louise Hays Park (in Kerrville) and The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner .

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Fredericksburg at 80°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Sister Creek Ranch, Louise Hays Park, The Y.O. Ranch
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Wine Tours & Tastings

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, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
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.
Step out of Houston with an excursion to Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve in Humble--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, walk around Smither Park, and get your game on at Escape Hunt.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Houston visit planning app .

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galveston: Nana's Attic (in League City), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, wander the streets of The Strand, and steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galveston road trip website .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Railean Rum Distillery, Kemah Boardwalk, Nana's Attic
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas, a part of the metropolitan area. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Aunique Ranch (in Huntsville), Lone Star Trapeze Academy (in Bryan) and College Station (Reveille Gravesite, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Wolfdog Project, examine the collection at Fernland Historical Park and Museum and Memory Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Antique Rose Emporium, and delve into the lush surroundings at W. G. Jones State Forest.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Montgomery trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galveston to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Montgomery when traveling from Galveston in November, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tyler.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

College Station, Conroe, Aunique Ranch, Antique Rose Emporium, Lone Star Trapeze Academy
Highlights from your plan
W. G. Jones State Forest ©
W. G. Jones State Forest
Lone Star Trapeze Academy ©
Lone Star Trapeze Academy
Moorhead's Blueberry Farm ©
Moorhead's Blueberry Farm

4
nights
Tyler

Tyler ©
Tyler is a city located in central Smith County, Texas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Tyler side-trips: Jacksonville (Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari & Love's Lookout), Angelina National Forest (in Lufkin) and SFA Mast Arboretum (in Nacogdoches). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grove, wander the wide-open spaces of Black Beauty Ranch, relax in the rural setting at Echo Springs Blueberry Farm, and stroll through Paul Boorman Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tyler day trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Tyler in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Tyler

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Murchison, Jacksonville, Jefferson, SFA Mast Arboretum, Paul Boorman Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari ©
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari
Echo Springs Blueberry Farm ©
Echo Springs Blueberry Farm

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman), Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more) and Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Dallas, see Lifestylez Nails Spa, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas holiday maker website .

You can drive from Tyler to Dallas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In November, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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