43 days in Texas Itinerary

43 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 4 nights
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Fort Worth
— 5 nights
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McKinney
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Austin
— 5 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 out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: Quintana Beach (in Quintana), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon). Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with Galveston Water Adventures, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Galveston, and get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galveston route builder website.

Izmir, Turkey to Galveston is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Izmir to Galveston, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Izmir in August, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Galveston Water Adventures ©
Galveston Water Adventures
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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Houston

Houston ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station), That Escape Place (in Spring) and Skydive Spaceland Houston (in Rosharon). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and walk around Smither Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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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 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, get interesting insight from Chute 'Em Up Parasailing, and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, then identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, and then trot along with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planning tool.

You can fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chute 'Em Up Parasailing ©
Chute 'Em Up Parasailing
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

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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.
When in South Padre Island, make a side trip to see Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum in Harlingen, approximately Harlingen away. There's still lots to do: take the plunge with Skydive South Padre Island, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in August: highs in South Padre Island hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amarillo: Square House Museum (in Panhandle), The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight) and Canyon (Palo Duro Riding Stables & Palo Duro Canyon State Park). And it doesn't end there: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip maker.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Amarillo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amarillo, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
Palo Duro Riding Stables ©
Palo Duro Riding Stables

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Worth: Black Watch Sailing Charters (in Grapevine) and Dallas (The Dallas World Aquarium, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and test your team's savvy at Red Door Escape Room.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Worth vacation builder tool.

Getting from Amarillo to Fort Worth by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amarillo in September, with highs in Fort Worth at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to McKinney.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Watch Sailing Charters ©
Black Watch Sailing Charters
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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McKinney

McKinney ©
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): walk around Dog Park at Bonnie Wenk, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then test your problem-solving skills at North Texas Escape Rooms, and finally make a trip to Historic Downtown McKinney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get outside with Frisco RoughRiders, have fun and explore at Play Street Museum - Frisco, and then get outside with North Texas Lake Charters.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read McKinney road trip app.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to McKinney takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in McKinney sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in McKinney

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
North Texas Escape Rooms ©
North Texas Escape Rooms
Frisco RoughRiders ©
Frisco RoughRiders
Food Tours

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stop by Magnolia Market Silos, appreciate the history behind Branding the Brazos Sculpture, then get interesting insight from Brazos Bluffs Stables, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then do a tasting at Valley Mills Vineyards, and finally enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Waco road trip planning app.

Getting from McKinney to Waco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Waco are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Sister Creek Ranch (in Boerne) and Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Waco in September, plan for slightly colder days in Fredericksburg, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, take in the history at Mission Espada, and go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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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.
When in Austin, make a side trip to see Lake Travis Zipline Adventures in Volente, approximately Volente away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library.

Before you visit Austin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Austin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures ©
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

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