60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  20​h
1
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Waco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fort Worth
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Lubbock
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
9
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
10
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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.
Popular historic sites such as Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Presidio La Bahia are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The Alamo and Briscoe Western Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & Winery on the Gruene). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, examine the collection at Witte Museum, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip builder tool .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to San Antonio is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar to San Antonio, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in July, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Goliad, New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

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.
Head to Luckenbach Texas General Store and Agave Gallery Fine Artfor some retail therapy. Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden will appeal to history buffs. Explore Fredericksburg's surroundings by going to Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool), The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville) and Pedernales Falls State Park (in Johnson City). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex, admire the majestic nature at Inks Lake State Park, see the interesting displays at LBJ Texas White House, and do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip builder .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hye, Kerrville, Johnson City, Stonewall, Burnet
Highlights from your plan
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Popular historic sites such as Texas State Capitol and Austin Hindu Temple are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at San Marcos Premium Outlets and Harry Ransom Center. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Spoetzl Brewery (in Shiner), Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and San Marcos (San Marcos River & Dick's Classic Garage). There's lots more to do: hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

San Marcos, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Inner Space Cavern, Spoetzl Brewery, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Dick's Classic Garage ©
Dick's Classic Garage
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area

5
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and Mayborn Museum Complex. Visit Bonfire Memorial and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Waco: Bryan (Brazos Valley African American Museum & Messina Hof Winery) and Hearne (Hearne Railroad Museum Depot & Camp Hearne). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, look for gifts at Spice Village, stroll around Cameron Park, and snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

Planning Waco trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hearne, Bryan, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, Bonfire Memorial, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Highlights from your plan
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center ©
Texas Freshwater Fisheries 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.
Get outdoors at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Get a sense of the local culture at Kimbell Art Museum and Grapevine Historic Main Street District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Worth: Glen Rose (Dinosaur Valley State Park & Fossil Rim Wildlife Center), Salt Palace Museum (in Grand Saline) and Dallas (Nasher Sculpture Center, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, hunt for treasures at First Monday, and take a stroll through Sundance Square.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fort Worth day trip planning site .

Getting from Waco to Fort Worth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dallas, Glen Rose, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Grapevine Historic Main Street District, First Monday
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

4
nights
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Caprock Canyons State Park and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lighthouse Trail and National Ranching Heritage Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lubbock: Post (Garza County Historical Museum, Ruby Lane Books & Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lubbock Veterans Memorial, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lubbock trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Fort Worth to Lubbock by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Fort Worth in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Lubbock. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Post, Canyon, Caprock Canyons State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
Caprock Canyons State Park ©
Caprock Canyons State Park

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 5th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park, stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis holiday builder website .

You can drive from Lubbock to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, Fort Davis is little chillier than Lubbock - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Balmorhea State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Big Bend Ranch State Park and Chisos Mountains. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lost Mine Trail and Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, trek along The Window Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at The Balanced Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park journey planner .

You can drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 4 hours. In August, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Fort Davis - with highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Big Bend Ranch State Park ©
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and Port Isabel Lighthouse for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from South Padre Island to Brownsville to see Gladys Porter Zoo about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Andy Bowie Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a South Padre Island trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Big Bend National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Isabel, Brownsville
Highlights from your plan

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Moody Mansion and Galveston Naval Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stewart Beach. When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Railean Rum Distillery in San Leon, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galveston trip itinerary tool .

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Railean Rum Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Washington-on-the-Brazos and Texas Wolfdog Project. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blue Bell Creameries and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Texas Prison Museum (in Huntsville), George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Porte, Old Town Spring, Texas Wolfdog Project, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©

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