54 days in Texas Itinerary

54 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 6 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Austin
— 7 nights
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Waco
— 3 nights
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Fort Worth
— 6 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Space Center Houston and Houston Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: That Escape Place (in Spring), Tomball Depot (in Tomball) and Santa's Wonderland (in College Station). The adventure continues: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and deepen your understanding at Nature Discovery Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Houston is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Houston hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

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Room Escape Game
That Escape Place
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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.
Kids will enjoy Moody Gardens and The Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (in Lake Jackson), League City (Nana's Attic & Helen's Garden) and Quintana Beach (in Quintana). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape The Island.

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You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
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Theme Park
Kemah Boardwalk
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Garden
Moody Gardens
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5
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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.
Bring the kids along to Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island and Padre Island National Seashore. Change things up with a short trip to Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Sealife Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip planning tool.

Fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Turtle, Inc. and Gladys Porter Zoo. Step out of South Padre Island with an excursion to Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, look for gifts at Seas the Day, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip planning app.

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 18°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
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.
When in Big Bend National Park, make a side trip to see Far Flung Outdoor Center in Terlingua, approximately Terlingua away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail, and see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park tour app.

Getting from South Padre Island to Big Bend National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Big Bend National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Chisos Mountains
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Hiking Trail
Lost Mine Trail
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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.
Family-friendly places like National Museum of the Pacific War and St. Stanislaus Catholic Church will thrill your kids. Step out of Fredericksburg with an excursion to Kerrville River Trail in Kerrville--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in January: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

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Room Escape Game
Hill Country Escape
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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.
Bring the kids along to The San Antonio River Walk and SeaWorld. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online trip builder.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Theme Park
SeaWorld
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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.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Zip Lost Pines (in Cedar Creek) and Shady Oaks Gun Range (in Cedar Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Austin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Bring the kids along to Brazos Bluffs Ranch and Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari. Explore Waco's surroundings by going to Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum (in Temple), Great Escape of Central Texas (in Killeen) and Yettie Polk Park (in Belton). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, appreciate the history behind Branding the Brazos Sculpture, have fun at H5 Tactical, and take in the architecture and design of Baylor University.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Waco, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©

Where the West Begins

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The Dallas World Aquarium. Venture out of the city with trips to Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, &more). Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Over Texas. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, test your problem-solving skills at Red Door Escape Room, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Worth day trip app.

You can drive from Waco to Fort Worth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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