60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
2
Houston
— 7 nights
3
South Padre Island
— 5 nights
4
Austin
— 7 nights
5
San Antonio
— 7 nights
6
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
7
Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
8
Fort Davis
— 4 nights
9
Lubbock
— 5 nights
10
Fort Worth
— 6 nights

6
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.
Moody Mansion and 1892 Bishop's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galveston Railroad Museum and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Take a break from Galveston with a short trip to Railean Rum Distillery in San Leon, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, and shop like a local with MiArt Gallery.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston journey builder app.

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get much warmer in Galveston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Railean Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

7
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 explore and learn at Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Blue Bell Creameries. Holocaust Museum Houston and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan), Texas Prison Museum (in Huntsville) and Bonfire Memorial (in College Station). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Houston Museum District, contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

College Station, La Porte, Messina Hof Winery, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Texas Prison Museum
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site ©

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum and Port Isabel Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore South Padre Island's surroundings by going to Quinta Mazatlan (in McAllen) and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (in Brownsville). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island visit planner.

You can fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Port Isabel, Quinta Mazatlan, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Highlights from your plan
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dick's Classic Garage and Inner Space Cavern. Get a sense of the local culture at SoCo District and Harry Ransom Center. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs), Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley) and Spoetzl Brewery (in Shiner). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, immerse yourself in nature at McKinney Falls State Park, and trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online day trip planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, Austin is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Duchman Family Winery, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Dick's Classic Garage, Inner Space Cavern, Jacob's Well Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cave Without a Name and Natural Bridge Caverns. Get a sense of the local culture at Briscoe Western Art Museum and San Antonio Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District, Barn Pottery, &more) and Goliad (Presidio La Bahia & Fannin Memorial Monument). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, and examine the collection at Witte Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Goliad, Cave Without a Name
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Cave Without a Name ©
Cave Without a Name

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.
LBJ Texas White House and National Museum of the Pacific War will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Garrison Brothers Distillery. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville), South Llano River State Park (in Junction) and Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Kerrville Hills Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Maples State Natural Area, and take an in-depth tour of Mason Square Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in November; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Kerrville, Hye, Burnet, LBJ Texas White House, Mason Square Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art
LBJ Texas White House ©
LBJ Texas White House

4
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Elena Canyon and Chisos Mountains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Window Trail and Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Go for a jaunt from Big Bend National Park to Terlingua to see Many Stones about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail, take in breathtaking views at Boquillas Canyon, play a few rounds at Lajitas Zipline, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Balanced Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. When traveling from Fredericksburg in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Big Bend National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Many Stones
Highlights from your plan
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains

4
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like McDonald Observatory and Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden. Get some cultural insight at Fort Davis National Historic Site and Memory Lane Car Museum - Now Open Summer 2017. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Davis: Big Bend Brewing Company (in Alpine), Toyahvale (Calera Chapel & Balmorhea State Park) and West of The Pecos Museum (in Pecos). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, and look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

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You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Big Bend National Park in November; daily highs in Fort Davis reach 21°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lubbock.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Alpine, Toyahvale, Pecos, Big Bend Ranch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

5
nights
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Silent Wings Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Caprock Canyons State Park and National Ranching Heritage Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Post (OS Ranch Foundation Museum & Ruby Lane Books & Gallery), Canyon (Lighthouse Trail & Palo Duro Canyon State Park) and Permian Basin Petroleum Museum (in Midland). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Buddy Holly Center and pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lubbock online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Lubbock in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In November, daytime highs in Lubbock are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, Post, Caprock Canyons State Park, Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
Highlights from your plan
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kimbell Art Museum and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Dinosaur Valley State Park), Waco (Waco Mammoth National Monument & Waco Suspension Bridge) and Dallas (The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Texas Civil War Museum, take a stroll through Sundance Square, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Fort Worth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fort Worth, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Waco, Dallas, Glen Rose, Grapevine, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Texas Civil War Museum ©
Texas Civil War Museum

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