60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Dallas
— 6 nights
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Waco
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Austin
— 7 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights
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College Station
— 7 nights
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Dallas

— 6 nights

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.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Fort Worth (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower, and walk around Klyde Warren Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning website.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Dallas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Punta Cana in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waco

— 5 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waco: Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum (in Temple), Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery (in Salado) and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Magnolia Market Silos, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical, and walk around Cedron Creek Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Waco using our trip planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 6 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Polly's Chapel (in Pipe Creek), St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (in Bandera) and Singing Water Vineyards (in Comfort). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, don't miss a visit to Main Street, steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg planner.

You can drive from Waco to Fredericksburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Fredericksburg are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 7 nights

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.
When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Barn Pottery in New Braunfels, approximately New Braunfels away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Austin

— 7 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Marble Falls (Lake Marble Falls & The Falls on the Colorado Museum). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Austin attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Austin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Padre Island: McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground (in McAllen), Estero Llano Grande State Park (in Weslaco) and Harlingen (Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum & Hugh Ramsey Nature Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planner.

Getting from Austin to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Austin in January since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Corpus Christi

— 5 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Goliad (Our Lady of Loreto Chapel & Fannin Memorial Monument), Port Aransas Beach (in Port Aransas) and Victoria (Victoria Fine Arts Center & Evergreen Cemetery). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip builder website.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Corpus Christi, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and League City (Helen's Garden & Nana's Attic). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, see the interesting displays at Texas City Museum, don't miss a visit to Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Galveston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Corpus Christi in January, plan for slightly colder days in Galveston, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Houston

— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson) and Ilovekickboxing (in Cypress). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to College Station.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

College Station

— 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from College Station: Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site (in Washington), Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson) and Montgomery (Old Iron Works & St Francis Wolf Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa's Wonderland, get engrossed in the history at Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum, admire the natural beauty at John Fairey Garden, and see the interesting displays at Texas Cotton Gin Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our College Station day trip website.

Drive from Houston to College Station in 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 January, plan for slightly colder nights in College Station, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in College Station

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
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.