60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Fort Davis
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Lubbock
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Fort Worth
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lone Star Flight Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum. East End Historic District and Moody Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Galveston to San Leon to see Railean Rum Distillery about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Bryan Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, and immerse yourself in nature at Galveston Island State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Galveston. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Galveston at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Railean Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lone Star Flight Museum ©
Lone Star Flight Museum
The Bryan Museum ©
The Bryan 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.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Texas Prison Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Blue Bell Creameries. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Bonfire Memorial (in College Station), San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (in La Porte) and Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Washington-on-the-Brazos, stroll through Hermann Park, and examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

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

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Porte, College Station, Texas Prison Museum, Blue Bell Creameries, Texas Star Winery
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the majestic nature at Isla Blanca Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. 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, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Quinta Mazatlan
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum

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 Hamilton Pool Preserve. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Inner Space Cavern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Spoetzl Brewery (in Shiner), Duchman Family Winery (in Driftwood) and Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of SoCo District, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

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Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Padre Island in October since evenings lows in Austin dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Jacob's Well Natural Area, Duchman Family Winery, Dick's Classic Garage, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Spoetzl Brewery
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Briscoe Western Art Museum and The Alamo. Step out of the city life by going to Cave Without a Name and The San Antonio River Walk. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District, Barn Pottery, & more) and Goliad (Presidio La Bahia & Fannin Memorial Monument). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, make a trip to Institute of Texan Cultures, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art.

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

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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.
The Museum of Western Art and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Lost Maples State Natural Area and Inks Lake State Park. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet), South Llano River State Park (in Junction) and Calais Winery (in Hye). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, do a tasting at Kerrville Hills Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum Complex.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg day trip planning app .

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hye, Kerrville, Burnet, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Mason Square Museum
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chisos Mountains and Lost Mine Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Elena Canyon and The Window Trail. Go for a jaunt from Big Bend National Park to Terlingua to see Many Stones about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape at The Balanced Rock, get interesting insight from Lajitas Zipline, and take in breathtaking views at Boquillas Canyon.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. When traveling from Fredericksburg in November, plan for a bit 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) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Visiting Balmorhea State Park and Davis Mountains State Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at McDonald Observatory and Fort Davis National Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Davis: Big Bend Brewing Company (in Alpine), Pecos (Memory Lane Car Museum - Now Open Summer 2017 & West of The Pecos Museum) and Calera Chapel (in Toyahvale). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, immerse yourself in nature at Big Bend Ranch State Park, stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in November, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Davis: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lubbock.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caprock Canyons State Park and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Ranching Heritage Center and The Buddy Holly Center. Venture out of the city with trips to The Petroleum Museum (in Midland), Post (OS Ranch Foundation Museum & Ruby Lane Books & Gallery) and Canyon (Lighthouse Trail & Palo Duro Canyon State Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum and pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lubbock trip maker site .

Getting from Fort Davis to Lubbock by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Lubbock sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Canyon, Post, The Petroleum Museum, Caprock Canyons State Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kimbell Art Museum and Waco Mammoth National Monument will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Explore Fort Worth's surroundings by going to Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Dinosaur Valley State Park), Dallas (The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, & more) and Waco Suspension Bridge (in Waco). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, take an in-depth tour of Texas Civil War Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, and admire all the interesting features of Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Lubbock to Fort Worth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lubbock in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fort Worth, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Dallas, Waco, Grapevine, Glen Rose, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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