44 days in Texas Itinerary

44 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Waco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Amarillo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Dallas
— 11 nights
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  27 h
End: Chennai

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip planning site.

Chennai, India to Austin is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Austin. While traveling from Chennai, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

3
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Take a break from Waco with a short trip to Cedron Creek Park in Morgan, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, get lost in a book at The Texas Collection, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waco trip planning site.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Waco, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cedron Creek Park
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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.
Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Johnson City and see Pedernales Falls State Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, and learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hye, Pedernales Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio online journey planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen), Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle (in San Juan) and McAllen Public Library (in McAllen). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., explore the wealth of natural beauty at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and look for gifts at Karen's Custom Toe Rings.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle, McAllen Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
McAllen Public Library ©
McAllen Public Library

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Nana's Attic (in League City) and Quintana Beach (in Quintana). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and see the interesting displays at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galveston route maker website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Nana's Attic, Quintana Beach
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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.
Take a break from Houston with a short trip to Pine Gully Park in Seabrook, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, play a few rounds at Hermann Park, and stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Houston route planner.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pine Gully Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

3
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Get out of town with these interesting Amarillo side-trips: Armstrong County Museum (in Claude), Goodnight (Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store & The Charles Goodnight Historical Center) and Canyon (Lighthouse Trail, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, make a trip to Cadallic Ranch, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Houston to Amarillo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Amarillo to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Goodnight, Armstrong County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center ©
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, &more), Denison (Eisenhower Veterans Monument & Denison Dam) and Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, get your game on at The Escape Game Dallas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dallas World Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary website.

Getting from Amarillo to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Granbury, Denison, Cistercian Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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