43 days in Texas, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

43 days in Texas, Colorado & Wyoming Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Brenham
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Canyon
— 1 night
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Vail
— 5 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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 a sense of the local culture at 1892 Bishop's Palace and Galveston Railroad Museum. Visit Moody Mansion and St Mary's Cathedral Basilica for their historical value. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, race across the water with Galveston Water Adventures, take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Galveston at 29°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

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Historic Site
Moody Mansion
4.5

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum and Skydive South Padre Island. Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from South Padre Island to Harlingen to see Hugh Ramsey Nature Park about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip planner.

You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then glide through the air with Chute 'Em Up Parasailing, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Corpus Christi road trip site.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, expect nights in Corpus Christi to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Chute 'Em Up Parasailing
4.8

5
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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
The Alamo and The Guenther House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mission Concepcion and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to New Braunfels (Barn Pottery & Gruene Historic District). There's lots more to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to San Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo
4.4
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Mission Trail
4.7

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fort Davis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 28°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Architectural Building
Presidio County Courthouse
4.7

4
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Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore and learn at Pioneer Museum and National Museum of the Pacific War. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Grape Creek Vineyards. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Burnet (Inks Lake State Park & Longhorn Cavern State Park). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Willow City Loop, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fredericksburg using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wineries

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Wimberley Zipline Adventures. Let the collections at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and LBJ Presidential Library capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Waco Mammoth National Monument (in Waco) and Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller (in Salado). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with ATXcursions, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin travel planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in April since evenings lows in Austin dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brenham.

Things to do in Austin

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Brenham

Brenham ©
Brenham is a city in east-central Texas in Washington County, United States, with a population of 15,716 according to the 2010 U.S. On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries, get engrossed in the history at Star of the Republic Museum, then stroll through Barrington Living History Farm, and finally view the masterpieces at Comforts.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brenham trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Brenham by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Brenham

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Dallas

Dallas ©

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.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, explore the world behind art at Rainbow Vomit, and examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brenham to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Canyon.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Canyon

Canyon ©
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. On the 4th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then trot along with Palo Duro Riding Stables, and then delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

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Getting from Dallas to Canyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Canyon dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vail.

Things to do in Canyon

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Step out of the city life by going to Arapahoe Basin and Rocky Mountains. Step off the beaten path and head to Copper Mountain and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Vail side-trips: Independence Pass (in Aspen) and Hanging Lake Trail (in Glenwood Springs). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort, and take a memorable tour with Sage Outdoor Adventures.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vail day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Canyon to Vail takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Canyon in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Vail: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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Arapahoe Basin
4.5
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Ski Area
Copper Mountain
4.4

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Far View Sites and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Vail to Mesa Verde National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Vail in May, plan for warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 3°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
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Balcony House
4.8
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Spruce Tree House
4.7

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mud Volcano and Lower Geyser Basin. Visiting Norris Geyser Basin and Mammoth Hot Springs will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take a memorable drive along Lamar Valley, and take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mesa Verde National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Hot Spring
Mammoth Hot Springs
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Grand Loop Road
4.6
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Hot Spring
Norris Geyser Basin
4.6

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