60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
1
Dallas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
8
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Lubbock
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Amarillo
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Dallas

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: iFLY Dallas (in Frisco), Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Fort Worth Water Gardens, & more) and Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dallas. July in Dallas sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Cistercian Abbey, iFLY Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas

5
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waco: Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Dinosaur Valley State Park), Hill County Courthouse (in Hillsboro) and Ben Hogan Museum (in Dublin). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Waco trip planner .

Getting from Dallas to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Glen Rose, Bell County Museum, Lions Junction Family Water Park, Hill County Courthouse, Ben Hogan Museum
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Go for a jaunt from Austin to San Marcos to see Dick's Classic Garage about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Mount Bonnell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Waco to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dick's Classic Garage
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

6
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park), Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville) and Pedernales Falls State Park (in Johnson City). 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, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

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You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kerrville, Burnet, Hye, Pedernales Falls State Park, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Wine Tours & Tastings

7
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, trek along The San Antonio River Walk, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio online road trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in August since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

5
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
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 Rockport (Rockport Beach, Windway Gallery, & more), Port Aransas (Fly It Port A & Port Aransas Beach) and Presidio La Bahia (in Goliad). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, take in the waterfront activity at Corpus Christi Municipal Marina, and make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Corpus Christi vacation planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockport, Port Aransas, Presidio La Bahia
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

4
nights
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.
Step out of South Padre Island to go to Brownsville and see Gladys Porter Zoo, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., see what you can catch with a fishing tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through The Strand, and contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston online tour planner .

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Galveston are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

6
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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: Splashway Waterpark (in Sheridan), Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte) and Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

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

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Houston sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Battleship Texas State Historic Site, Splashway Waterpark, Blue Bell Creameries
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

4
nights
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubbock: Post (Ruby Lane Books & Gallery, OS Ranch Foundation Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of National Ranching Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at Museum of Texas Tech University, pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lubbock online itinerary builder .

Getting from Houston to Lubbock by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in September, things will get little chillier in Lubbock: highs are around 85°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Post
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
The Buddy Holly Center ©
The Buddy Holly Center

5
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore Amarillo's surroundings by going to Armstrong County Museum (in Claude), Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe (in Shamrock) and Palo Duro Canyon State Park (in Canyon). There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, make a splash at Pampa H20 Aquatic Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amarillo tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lubbock to Amarillo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goodnight, Canyon, Pampa H20 Aquatic Center, The Citadelle Mansion, Square House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

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