60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 4 nights
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Lubbock
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
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Houston
— 5 nights
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Nacogdoches
— 4 nights
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Waco
— 4 nights
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Fort Worth
— 5 nights
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McKinney
— 5 nights
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Amarillo

— 4 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amarillo: The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom), The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight) and Canyon (Palo Duro Riding Stables, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, get curious at Texas Air & Space Museum, take in the exciting artwork at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and make a trip to Cadillac Ranch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Amarillo attractions planning website.

London, UK to Amarillo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. In September, Amarillo is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lubbock.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lubbock

— 4 nights
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 (OS Ranch Foundation Museum, Ruby Lane Books & Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, experience rural life at At'l Do Farms Corn Maze, examine the collection at FiberMax Center for Discovery- Agriculture Heritage, Education, and Innovation, and appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

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

You can drive from Amarillo to Lubbock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Austin

— 5 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: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures (in Volente) and San Marcos (San Marcos River & Dick's Classic Garage). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, look for gifts at Central Market, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin trip builder site.

You can fly from Lubbock to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in September, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Kerrville (Louise Hays Park, River's Edge Gallery, &more), Polly's Chapel (in Pipe Creek) and Science Mill (in Johnson City). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, make a trip to Main Street, and get a taste of life in the country at Sister Creek Ranch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Fredericksburg at 36°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Comal River in New Braunfels (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, and gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach, Chute 'Em Up Parasailing, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, explore the activities along Laguna Madre, take a pleasant ride with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi, and kick back and relax at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near South Padre Island: Brownsville (Old City Cemetery & The Carriage House Day Spa) and Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park & Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum). Next up on the itinerary: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Padre Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., make a trip to University of Texas - Pan American Coastal Studies Lab, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island online travel planner.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 5 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 Galveston's surroundings by going to Quintana Beach (in Quintana), Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon) and Kemah (Kemah Boardwalk & Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave). And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with Galveston Water Adventures, take a stroll through The Strand, trot along with S-n-G Horseback Riding, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, Galveston is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Houston

— 5 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: Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook), Moorhead's Blueberry Farm (in Conroe) and That Escape Place (in Spring). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston, take the plunge with Skydive Spaceland Houston, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

Before you visit Houston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Houston sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Nacogdoches.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Nacogdoches

— 4 nights
Not to be confused with Natchitoches, Louisiana.Nacogdoches is a small city situated in East Texas and the county seat of Nacogdoches County, Texas, United States. Explore Nacogdoches' surroundings by going to Longview (Veterans Plaza and Vietnam Wall Replica & Paul Boorman Trail), Jefferson (Jefferson General Store, The Grove, &more) and Marshall (Harrison County Historical Museum & Starr Family Home State Historic Site). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at Zip Nac, stroll around Pecan Acres Park, stroll the grounds of Oak Grove Cemetery, and cool off at Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nacogdoches travel route planning site.

Drive from Houston to Nacogdoches in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Nacogdoches when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Waco.

Things to do in Nacogdoches

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waco

— 4 nights
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: Franklin Ranch Comminty Park (in Franklin), Cedron Creek Park (in Morgan) and Lone Star Trapeze Academy (in Bryan). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at Great Escape of Central Texas, see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, stroll around West Temple Park, and engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Waco trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nacogdoches to Waco takes 3 hours. In October in Waco, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Worth: Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas Museum of Art, &more), Black Watch Sailing Charters (in Grapevine) and Lost Oak Winery (in Burleson). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, test your team's savvy at Red Door Escape Room, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Worth Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fort Worth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to McKinney.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

McKinney

— 5 nights
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McKinney: North Texas Lake Charters (in Denton), Sulphur Springs (Leo St. Clair Music Box Museum, Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, &more) and Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at North Texas Escape Rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at A Light Touch Spa, make a trip to Historic Downtown McKinney, and examine the collection at Old Fire Station Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our McKinney road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to McKinney takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McKinney

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.