56 days in Texas Itinerary

56 days in Texas Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to South Padre Island
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South Padre Island
— 5 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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College Station
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 8 nights
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Burnet
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 3 nights
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Glen Rose
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 7 nights

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Amarillo — 2 nights

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lighthouse Trail and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Step out of Amarillo with an excursion to The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Groom--about 54 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Amarillo. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 30th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis attractions planner.

Getting from Amarillo to Fort Davis by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Fort Davis, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lost Mine Trail and The Window Trail. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, take in the dramatic natural features at The Balanced Rock, trek along Pine Canyon Trail, and take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park journey app.

Drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fort Davis in March: high temperatures in Big Bend National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 5 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Quinta Mazatlan and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gladys Porter Zoo (in Brownsville) and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen). The adventure continues: make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island day trip tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Big Bend National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like East End Historic District and Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: La Porte (Battleship Texas State Historic Site & San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Bryan Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galveston travel planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to 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. On the 17th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then take an in-depth tour of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Blue Bell Creameries and then steep yourself in history at Bonfire Memorial.

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You can drive from Galveston to College Station in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Galveston in April, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in College Station. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.
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Austin — 8 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bike and Brew ATX and Climbing Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: San Marcos (San Marcos Premium Outlets, San Marcos River, &more), Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and Palmetto State Park (in Gonzales). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of SoCo District, stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, and bet on your favorite at Circuit of The Americas.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from College Station to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battle For Texas: The Experience and Cascade Caverns. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & Landa Park) and Cave Without a Name (in Boerne). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, admire the striking features of Pearl Brewery, and let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Antonio holiday planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 4 nights

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore and take pictures at Willow City Loop, and immerse yourself in nature at Old Tunnel State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in May, with highs in Fredericksburg at 81°F and lows at 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Burnet.
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Burnet — 2 nights

Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Pedernales Falls State Park and then meet the residents at Exotic Resort Zoo, Inc..

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Burnet trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Burnet in 1.5 hours. May in Burnet sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Waco.
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Waco — 3 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Waco is known for shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Cameron Park, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, and snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Waco trip planner.

You can drive from Burnet to Waco in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Historic Downtown Glen Rose, then stroll through Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then walk around Big Rocks Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Billy the Kid Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Glen Rose trip planning website.

You can drive from Waco to Glen Rose in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Glen Rose are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dallas.
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Dallas — 7 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 White Rock Lake Park and Frontiers of Flight Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Ellis County Courthouse (in Waxahachie), Blase Family Farm (in Rockwall) and Fort Worth (Exchange Avenue & St. Patrick Cathedral). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. The adventure continues: gain insight at Southern Methodist University, see where the action happens at Riders Field, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a stroll through Dallas Arts District.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Dallas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F.
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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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