60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Amarillo
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Fort Worth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
McKinney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Jefferson
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Waco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Austin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Antonio
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
10
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Citadelle Mansion (in Canadian), The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ (in Groom) and Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe (in Shamrock). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, make a trip to Adobe Walls, contemplate the long history of Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center, and see the interesting displays at Square House Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip itinerary planning site .

New York City to Amarillo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Amarillo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canyon, Pampa, The Citadelle Mansion, The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Worth: Dallas (Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, & more) and The Escape Game Dallas (in Grapevine). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, see Lifestylez Nails Spa, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip planner .

Getting from Amarillo to Fort Worth by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Fort Worth: highs are around 92°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to McKinney.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dallas, Grapevine, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

5
nights
McKinney

McKinney ©
McKinney is a city in and the county seat of Collin County, Texas, and the second in population to Plano. Get out of town with these interesting McKinney side-trips: Amelia's Attic Antique Store (in Gainesville), W Walworth Harrison Library (in Greenville) and Sulphur Springs (Hopkins County Courthouse & Hopkins County Veterans Memorial). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, wander the wide-open spaces of Southfork Ranch, get outside with Frisco RoughRiders, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown McKinney.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the McKinney online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to McKinney takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in McKinney are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Jefferson.

Things to do in McKinney

Wineries Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Frisco, Celina, Sulphur Springs, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas ©
Extreme Sandbox - North Texas
Historic Downtown McKinney ©
Historic Downtown McKinney
Food Tours

5
nights
Jefferson

Jefferson ©
Jefferson is a historic city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Jefferson side-trips: Perot Leadership Museum (in Texarkana), Judy B. McDonald Public Library (in Nacogdoches) and Longview (Gregg County Historical Museum, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, & more). There's much more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at The Grove, see the interesting displays at East Texas Oil Museum, look for gifts at Jefferson General Store, and make a trip to Jefferson Ordnance Magazine.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jefferson trip planning tool .

You can drive from McKinney to Jefferson in 3 hours. September in Jefferson sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Jefferson

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longview, Kilgore, Carthage, Marshall, Perot Leadership Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Judy B. McDonald Public Library ©
Judy B. McDonald Public Library

5
nights
Waco

Waco ©
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: Bell County Museum (in Belton), Great Escape of Central Texas (in Robinson) and Lions Junction Family Water Park (in Temple). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Magnolia Market, get outside with Lone Star Trapeze Academy, browse the collection at The Texas Collection, and see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Waco online road trip planner .

You can drive from Jefferson to Waco in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Bell County Museum, Lone Star Trapeze Academy, Lions Junction Family Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
When in Austin, make a side trip to see Dick's Classic Garage in San Marcos, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Austin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

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: Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet), Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool) and Polly's Chapel (in Pipe Creek). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Fredericksburg is slightly colder than Austin - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, The Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead Tours, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Polly's Chapel, Lost Maples State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip builder app .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in October: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Rockport) and Port Aransas Beach (in Port Aransas). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, take in the waterfront activity at Corpus Christi Municipal Marina, and have fun at Whataburger Field.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Port Aransas Beach
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
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Railean Rum Distillery (in San Leon) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, wander the streets of The Strand, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in October: highs in Galveston hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Railean Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Montgomery (Fernland Historical Park and Museum and Memory Garden & Texas Wolfdog Project) and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, enjoy some diversion at Top Gun, and get your game on at Houston Axe.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montgomery, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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