51 days in Texas Itinerary

51 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Glen Rose
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 4 nights
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College Station
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 5 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Amarillo
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Dallas — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Klyde Warren Park and Kimbell Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District (in Fort Worth), Blase Family Farm (in Rockwall) and First Monday (in Canton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dallas World Aquarium, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas journey planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dallas. In March, daytime highs in Dallas are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glen Rose.
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Glen Rose — 2 nights

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, stroll through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Paluxy River. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Veldhuizen Cheese and then stroll around Big Rocks Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Glen Rose itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Glen Rose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Glen Rose, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waco.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waco Mammoth National Monument and Waco Suspension Bridge. The adventure continues: walk around Cameron Park, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo.

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You can drive from Glen Rose to Waco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to College Station.
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College Station — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then examine the collection at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial and then examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our College Station trip planner.

Drive from Waco to College Station in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in College Station, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.
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Houston — 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brazos Bend State Park and Sam Houston Statue. When in Houston, make a side trip to see Huntsville State Park in Huntsville, approximately Huntsville away. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, and stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planning app.

Traveling by car from College Station to Houston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and Moody Mansion. Step out of Galveston to go to Kemah and see Kemah Boardwalk, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and wander the streets of East End Historic District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston online trip maker.

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 4 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Gladys Porter Zoo. Go for a jaunt from South Padre Island to Harlingen to see Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island day trip planner.

Fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 6 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bike and Brew ATX and Inner Space Cavern. When in Austin, make a side trip to see San Marcos Premium Outlets in San Marcos, approximately San Marcos away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, bet on your favorite at Circuit of The Americas, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Austin, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gruene Historic District and Mission Trail. When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Landa Park in New Braunfels, approximately New Braunfels away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and see a show at Japanese Tea Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in San Antonio are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 6 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Step off the beaten path and head to Inks Lake State Park and South Llano River State Park. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Kerrville (Kerrville River Trail, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in May; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Davis.
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Fort Davis — 2 nights

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Davis Mountain Scenic Loop.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Davis, with lows around 48°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 3 nights

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West and The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site. Step out of Amarillo with an excursion to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, and admire the natural beauty at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Amarillo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 50°F at night.
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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.
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