43 days in Texas Itinerary

43 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 1 day
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Fredericksburg
— 1 day
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Waco
— 1 night
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Brenham
— 3 nights
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Glen Rose
— 3 nights
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Alpine
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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College Station
— 3 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to Port Aransas
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Port Aransas
— 2 nights
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Dripping Springs
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Seymour
— 2 nights
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Quitaque
— 2 nights
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Austwell
— 2 nights
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Stonewall
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): visit East End Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then admire the striking features of The Bryan Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary tool.

Detroit to Galveston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Detroit to Galveston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Galveston at 71°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Briscoe Western Art Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then do a tasting at Water 2 Wine. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera, then identify plant and animal life at Cibolo Nature Center, and then steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Galveston in March, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Fort Davis

— 1 day
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Davis Mountains State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Davis trip maker website.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in March; daily highs in Fort Davis reach 71°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife

Fredericksburg

— 1 day

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've now added Old Tunnel State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Old Tunnel State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg online route planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 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 March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carleen Bright Arboretum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Waco trip planning 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. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Brenham.

Things to do in Waco

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Brenham

— 3 nights
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. census. You've now added Blue Bell Creameries to your itinerary. On the 27th (Wed), walk around Toubin Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum, then examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries, then shop like a local with Copper Shade Tree Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Texas Wendish Heritage Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brenham trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Waco to Brenham takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Waco in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Brenham. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Brenham

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Glen Rose

— 3 nights
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Glen Rose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): admire the majestic nature at McCown Valley Park and then tee off at Squaw Valley Golf Course.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glen Rose trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brenham to Glen Rose takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Glen Rose when traveling from Brenham in March, with lows around 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Alpine.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Alpine

— 3 nights
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alpine day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Alpine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Glen Rose in April, Alpine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Alpine

Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and then see the interesting displays at Children’s Museum of Brownsville.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read South Padre Island attractions app.

Getting from Alpine to South Padre Island by car takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Alpine in April, South Padre Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to College Station.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

College Station

— 3 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. George Bush Presidential Library and Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Huntsville State Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Messina Hof Winery, then see the interesting displays at Camp Hearne, then take an in-depth tour of Brazos Valley African American Museum, and finally stroll through Lick Creek Trail.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the College Station holiday planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to College Station in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from South Padre Island in April since evenings lows in College Station dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in College Station

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Santa Elena Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Tuff Canyon Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take a memorable drive along El Camino Del Rio and then tee off at Lajitas Zipline.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park online visit planner.

Getting from College Station to Big Bend National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from College Station in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Big Bend National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Port Aransas

— 2 nights
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tee off at Palmilla Beach Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Aransas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Port Aransas takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in April, you will find days in Port Aransas are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dripping Springs.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Dripping Springs

— 3 nights
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. You've now added Hamilton Pool Preserve to your itinerary. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, learn about winemaking at Bell Springs Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dripping Springs vacation planning site.

You can drive from Port Aransas to Dripping Springs in 4 hours. Traveling from Port Aransas in April, Dripping Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Congress Avenue as well as Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Dripping Springs to Austin takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seymour.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Seymour

— 2 nights
Seymour is a city in and the county seat of Baylor County, Texas, United States. Whiteside Museum of Natural History has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Whiteside Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seymour trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Austin to Seymour in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in April since evenings lows in Seymour dip to 50°F. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Quitaque.

Things to do in Seymour

Museums

Quitaque

— 2 nights
Quitaque is a city in Briscoe County, Texas, United States. Caprock Canyons State Park has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Quitaque vacation planner.

You can drive from Seymour to Quitaque in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Seymour in April, expect Quitaque to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 42°F. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Austwell.

Things to do in Quitaque

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Austwell

— 2 nights
Austwell is a city in Refugio County, Texas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austwell trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Quitaque to Austwell in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quitaque in April: high temperatures in Austwell hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. You'll set off for Stonewall on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Austwell

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Stonewall

— 3 nights
Stonewall is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gillespie County, Texas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Texcetera, then learn about winemaking at Calais Winery, and finally examine the collection at The Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stonewall trip website.

Drive from Austwell to Stonewall in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Stonewall when traveling from Austwell in April, with lows around 53°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stonewall

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Nature

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.