60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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Amarillo
— 4 nights
2
Lubbock
— 4 nights
3
Austin
— 5 nights
4
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
5
San Antonio
— 6 nights
6
Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
7
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
8
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
9
Houston
— 5 nights
10
Nacogdoches
— 4 nights
11
Waco
— 4 nights
12
Fort Worth
— 5 nights
13
McKinney
— 5 nights

4
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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
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 Goodnight Historical Center (in Goodnight) and Canyon (Palo Duro Riding Stables, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, examine the collection at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, make a splash at Pampa H20 Aquatic Center, and take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amarillo holiday tool.

London, UK to Amarillo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Amarillo at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lubbock.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Shamrock, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Pampa H20 Aquatic Center, Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch
Palo Duro Riding Stables ©
Palo Duro Riding Stables

4
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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 (OS Ranch Foundation Museum, Ruby Lane Books & Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Ranching Heritage Center, relax and rejuvenate at iLoveKickboxing, learn about winemaking at LLANO ESTACADO WINERY, INC., and examine the collection at Bayer Museum of Agriculture.

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 2.5 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 travel to Austin.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Post
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
American Wind Power Center ©
American Wind Power Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
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, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, 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 · Tours

Side Trips

San Marcos, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, Escapology
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures ©
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Polly's Chapel (in Pipe Creek), Kerrville (Louise Hays Park, River's Edge Gallery, &more) and Science Mill (in Johnson City). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Austin in September: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 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

Side Trips

Kerrville, Hye, Polly's Chapel, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Sister Creek Ranch
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Comal River in New Braunfels (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Antonio journey planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Comal River
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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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.
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

Side Trip

Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Chute 'Em Up Parasailing ©
Chute 'Em Up Parasailing
Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island ©
Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

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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 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, identify plant and animal life 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 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 travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brownsville, Harlingen, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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 Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon), Quintana Beach (in Quintana) 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 5.5 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

Side Trips

Kemah, Texas City Museum, Railean Rum Distillery, Quintana Beach, Escape The Island
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Water Adventures ©
Galveston Water Adventures
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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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: That Escape Place (in Spring), Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook) and Moorhead's Blueberry Farm (in Conroe). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, cool off at Splashway Waterpark, 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 travel to Nacogdoches.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

1886 Stafford Opera House, Splashway Waterpark, Skydive Spaceland Houston, That Escape Place, Pine Gully Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches ©
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), Marshall (Harrison County Historical Museum & Starr Family Home State Historic Site) and Jefferson (Jefferson General Store, The Grove, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Fri) at Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Zip Nac, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oak Grove Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at SFA Mast Arboretum, and stroll around Pecan Acres Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nacogdoches day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Houston to Nacogdoches takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nacogdoches, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Nacogdoches

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jefferson, Longview, Marshall
Highlights from your plan
Zip Nac ©
Zip Nac
The Grove ©
The Grove
Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark ©
Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark

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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: Lone Star Trapeze Academy (in Bryan), Franklin Ranch Comminty Park (in Franklin) and Cedron Creek Park (in Morgan). 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, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and walk around West Temple Park.

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

Side Trips

Lone Star Trapeze Academy, Hill County Courthouse, Franklin Ranch Comminty Park, West Temple Park, Cedron Creek Park
Highlights from your plan
Great Escape of Central Texas ©
Great Escape of Central Texas
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
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: Lost Oak Winery (in Burleson), Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas Museum of Art, &more) and Black Watch Sailing Charters (in Grapevine). 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

Side Trips

Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace, North Richland Hills Centre, Red Door Escape Room, Lost Oak Winery
Highlights from your plan
Black Watch Sailing Charters ©
Black Watch Sailing Charters
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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McKinney

McKinney ©
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: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman), North Texas Lake Charters (in Denton) and Sulphur Springs (Leo St. Clair Music Box Museum, Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at North Texas Escape Rooms, get engrossed in the history at Chestnut Square Historic Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at A Light Touch Spa, 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Sulphur Springs, Allen, A Light Touch Spa, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, North Texas Lake Charters
Highlights from your plan
North Texas Escape Rooms ©
North Texas Escape Rooms
Frisco RoughRiders ©
Frisco RoughRiders
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

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