44 days in Texas Itinerary

44 days in Texas Itinerary

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44 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Fort Worth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
McKinney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Tyler
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Amarillo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Houston

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery), Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson) and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, make a trip to Water Wall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas Wolfdog Project, Lone Star Trapeze Academy, Moorhead's Blueberry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: Cattail Marsh (in Beaumont), Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon) and Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, take a stroll through East End Historic District, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Galveston sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Cattail Marsh, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Railean Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

6
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to San Marcos and see Dick's Classic Garage, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the striking features of The Driskill, look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Galveston to Austin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Galveston in October, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dick's Classic Garage
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 ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

6
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: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool), Louise Hays Park (in Kerrville) and The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and experience rural life at Wildseed Farms.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Louise Hays Park, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Sauer-Beckmann Farm, The Y.O. Ranch, Lost Maples State Natural Area
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
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, & more) and The Escape Game Dallas (in Grapevine). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and examine the collection at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Worth trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Fort Worth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Fort Worth can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to McKinney.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dallas, Grapevine, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

4
nights
McKinney

McKinney ©
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McKinney: Hopkins County Courthouse (in Sulphur Springs), North Texas Lake Charters (in Denton) and W Walworth Harrison Library (in Greenville). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, walk around Celebration Park, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and do a tasting at Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read McKinney online holiday planner .

Getting from Fort Worth to McKinney by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Fort Worth in November, plan for little chillier nights in McKinney, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Tyler.

Things to do in McKinney

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Allen, ShangriLlama, Hopkins County Courthouse, iFLY Dallas, Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
Food Tours
Historic Downtown McKinney ©
Historic Downtown McKinney

5
nights
Tyler

Tyler ©
Tyler is a city located in central Smith County, Texas, United States. Explore Tyler's surroundings by going to Jefferson (The Grove & Jefferson General Store), Paul Boorman Trail (in Longview) and Angelina National Forest (in Lufkin). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Black Beauty Ranch, admire the natural beauty at SFA Mast Arboretum, experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farms, and walk around Love's Lookout.

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

You can drive from McKinney to Tyler in 2 hours. In November in Tyler, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Tyler

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nacogdoches, Jefferson, Murchison, Jacksonville, Blueberry Hill Farms
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Echo Springs Blueberry Farm ©
Echo Springs Blueberry Farm
Blueberry Hill Farms ©
Blueberry Hill Farms

4
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: Shamrock (Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe & Shamrock Water Tower), The Charles Goodnight Historical Center (in Goodnight) and The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, appreciate the history behind Texas Panhandle War Memorial, make a splash at Pampa H20 Aquatic Center, and explore the stunning scenery at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amarillo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tyler to Amarillo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tyler in November, expect Amarillo to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Shamrock, Canyon, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Pampa H20 Aquatic Center, Square House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

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