46 days in Texas Itinerary

46 days in Texas Itinerary

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46 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Waco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fort Worth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
9
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo driving holiday app .

London, UK to Amarillo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Amarillo. When traveling from London in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Amarillo: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Adrian, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Milburn Price Culture Museum, Window on the Plains Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For shopping fun, head to San Marcos Premium Outlets or Pottery Ranch. Get outdoors at Hamilton Pool Preserve and Longhorn Cavern State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Zedler Mill (in Luling), Marta Stafford Fine Art (in Marble Falls) and Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet). The adventure continues: wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, explore and take pictures at Mount Bonnell, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Traveling by flight from Amarillo to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in October: high temperatures in Austin hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gonzales, Marble Falls, Burnet, San Marcos Premium Outlets, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

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.
Visit The Alamo and Gruene Historic District for their historical value. Shop till you drop at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Venture out of the city with trips to Cuero (The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas & Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cuero, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

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 a sense of the local culture at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Museum of Western Art and Agave Gallery Fine Art. Venture out of the city with trips to The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home), Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool) and Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop (in Leakey). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, experience rural life at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards, and admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg day trip site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in October; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerrville, Stonewall, Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Calais Winery
Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

5
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Step off the beaten path and head to Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Spice Village. Museum-lovers will get to explore Waco Mammoth National Monument and Texas Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Waco side-trips: JDH Iron Designs (in Valley Mills), Bosque Museum (in Clifton) and Wiseman House (in Hico). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Fort Parker, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waco visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Waco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Waco, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mexia, JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location, The Cedar Chest Too Antique Mall, Old Fort Parker, Bosque Museum
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and First Monday Trade Days. Step out of the city life by going to Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Explore Fort Worth's surroundings by going to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (in Dallas), Atomic Candy (in Denton) and Ray Roberts Lake State Park (in Pilot Point). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sundance Square, admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, steep yourself in history at The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, and examine the collection at Tales n Trails Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth trip site .

Getting from Waco to Fort Worth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Rose, Nocona, First Monday, Atomic Candy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seas the Day. Escape the urban bustle at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Isla Blanca Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island attractions planning tool .

Do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle from Fort Worth to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Worth in October since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rockport Beach and Presidio La Bahia. Head to Goliad County Court House and Rockport Art Centerfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Goose Island State Park (in Rockport) and Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (in Port Aransas). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and stroll through Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Corpus Christi, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockport, Goliad, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Highlights from your plan
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

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.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Blue Bell Creameries will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Surfside Beach and Water Wall. Step out of Houston to go to Clute and see Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston.

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

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Surfside Beach, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Blue Bell Creameries, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

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.
Do your shopping at Antique Warehouse and Murdochs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at El Jardin Del Mar and Stewart Beach. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, learn about all things military at The American Undersea Warfare Center, wander the streets of East End Historic District, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galveston driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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