50 days in Texas Itinerary

50 days in Texas Itinerary

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Big Bend National Park
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Fort Davis
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Fredericksburg
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Goliad
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Houston
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College Station
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Austin
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Waco
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Big Bend National Park — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Lost Mine Trail and Lower Burro Mesa Pour-off Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chisos Mountains and Hot Springs Historic District. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, steep yourself in history at Homer Wilson Ranch, see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Chihuahuan Desert.

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College Station to Big Bend National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Fort Davis — 2 nights

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park and then trek along Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis takes 3.5 hours. In February, Fort Davis is little chillier than Big Bend National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
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Fredericksburg — 5 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Museum and St. Mary's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The Museum of Western Art and National Museum of the Pacific War. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Old Blanco County Courthouse (in Blanco), Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park) and South Llano River State Park (in Junction). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kerrville River Trail, stop by The Tinsmith's Wife, immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and savor the flavors at Kuhlman Cellars.

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You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Fort Davis in February, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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San Antonio — 7 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get some historical perspective at King William Historic District and Mission Concepcion. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gruene Historic District and Mission Trail. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, examine the collection at Witte Museum, and make a trip to Alamo Plaza.

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You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in February, San Antonio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Goliad.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Goliad — 2 nights

Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and then contemplate the long history of Presidio La Bahia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Loreto Chapel and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

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Getting from San Antonio to Goliad by car takes about 2 hours. In February in Goliad, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Galveston.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moody Mansion and Galveston Pocket Park 2. Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and The Bryan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Surfside Beach (in Surfside Beach) and Quintana Beach (in Quintana). There's much more to do: walk around Stewart Beach, don't miss a visit to Old City Cemetery, steep yourself in history at 1859 Ashton Villa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

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You can drive from Goliad to Galveston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Galveston are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Houston.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Houston — 6 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Menil Collection and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. You'll explore and learn at Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site and Cockrell Butterfly Center. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Heritage Society, learn about all things military at Military Museum of Texas, see the interesting displays at Lone Star Flight Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Galveston to Houston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in February, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to College Station.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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College Station — 5 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. Visit Barrington Living History Farm and Reveille Gravesite for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Texas Cotton Gin Museum. Explore College Station's surroundings by going to Hearne (Hearne Railroad Museum Depot & Camp Hearne). There's lots more to do: hike along Lick Creek Trail, see the interesting displays at Museum of the American GI, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the College Station trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Houston to College Station takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Houston in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in College Station. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Austin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Austin — 6 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore and learn at Dick's Classic Garage and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Church High Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (in Marble Falls), Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley) and Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites (in La Grange). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin road trip website.

You can drive from College Station to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Waco.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Waco — 4 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waco Mammoth National Monument and Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center. Old Fort Parker and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Painting with a Twist, explore the world behind art at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and look for gifts at Balcones Distilling.

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You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Waco, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glen Rose.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Glen Rose — 2 nights

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Stephenville Historical House Museum and then stroll through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at McCown Valley Park and then see the interesting displays at Gone With the Wind Remembered Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glen Rose day trip planner.

Drive from Waco to Glen Rose in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In March in Glen Rose, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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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.