49 days in Texas Itinerary

49 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Waco
— 5 nights
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Austin
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights

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Dallas

Dallas ©

Big D

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Texas Civil War Museum and Cavanaugh Flight Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and New York Texas Zipline Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: First Monday (in Canton), Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (in Athens) and Black Beauty Ranch (in Murchison). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, and take a stroll through NorthPark Center.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary maker website.

Greenville to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Greenville in September, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 92°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Texas Civil War Museum ©
Texas Civil War Museum
New York Texas Zipline Adventures ©
New York Texas Zipline Adventures

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You'll explore and learn at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Stephenville Historical House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Parker State Park and Carleen Bright Arboretum. Explore Waco's surroundings by going to Meridian State Park (in Meridian), Billy the Kid Museum (in Hico) and Bosque Museum (in Clifton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at Mother Neff State Park, view the masterpieces at Painting with a Twist, and snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Waco trip planner.

Drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Painting with a Twist ©
Painting with a Twist
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes PubCrawler of Austin, Waterskiing & Jetskiing and ATXcursions. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Texas Military Forces Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dick's Classic Garage and Texas State Capitol. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Marble Falls (Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge & Flat Creek Estate Winery), Palmetto State Park (in Gonzales) and Cypress Valley Canopy Tours (in Spicewood). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, take in the exciting artwork at Graffiti Park at Castle Hills, trek along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
ATXcursions ©
ATXcursions
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage

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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.
Let the collections at LBJ Texas White House and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc. capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Kerrville River Trail and Colorado Bend State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Bandera (Bandera Natural History Museum, Frontier Times Museum, &more), Kerrville (Hill Country Museum - Schreiner Mansion, The Museum of Western Art, &more) and Camp Verde General Store (in Camp Verde). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, view the masterpieces at Texcetera, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and do a tasting at William Chris Vineyards.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in October; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 80°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zip Lost Pines. Shop till you drop at The San Antonio River Walk and Blue Star Contemporary. San Antonio Fire Museum and San Antonio Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Serengeti Resort Safari Ride (in Bergheim), Guadalupe River State Park (in Spring Branch) and Boerne (Cibolo Nature Center, Cave Without a Name, &more). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Shops at La Cantera, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio journey builder tool.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zip Lost Pines ©
Zip Lost Pines
San Antonio Fire Museum ©
San Antonio Fire Museum
Cave Without a Name ©
Cave Without a Name

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Selena Museum and Fulton Mansion State Historic Site. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rockport Beach and Mustang Island State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Goliad (Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site, Goliad County Court House, &more), Rockport (Rockport Art Center, Winery on the Bay, &more) and Port Aransas (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Port Aransas Beach, &more). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, hike along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, and stroll through Whitecap Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island ©
Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History ©

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum and Freddy Fender Museum. Escape the urban bustle at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Get out of town with these interesting South Padre Island side-trips: Brownsville (Stillman House Museum, Children’s Museum of Brownsville, &more), Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, &more) and Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (in Alamo). There's still lots to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Padre Island, stroll through Laguna Madre Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, and meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip planning tool.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum

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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.
Head to The Bryan Museum and Murdochsfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: League City (Butler Longhorn Museum & Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Nature Center), Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon) and Crystal Beach (in Port Bolivar). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Matagorda Beach, and get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

Discover how to plan a Galveston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 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 October since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace

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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.
Head to The Printing Museum and Houston Center for Contemporary Craftfor some retail therapy. Visiting Cockrell Butterfly Center and Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Dutch Windmill Museum (in Nederland), Beaumont (Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica, John Jay French House Museum, &more) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, identify plant and animal life at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Rosenberg Railroad Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the American GI.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Houston trip site.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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