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 30​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Houston
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Big Bend National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Burnet
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Austin
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Waco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Glen Rose
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Fort Worth
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bishop's Palace and Ashton Villa. We've included these beaches for you: East Beach and Stewart Beach. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, admire the majestic nature at Seawolf Park, and look for gifts at Murdochs.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galveston driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 13.5-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 much warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Galveston at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Children's Museum of Houston. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blue Bell Creameries and Holocaust Museum Houston. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Crocodile Encounter (in Angleton), Bonfire Memorial (in College Station) and Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, stroll through Surfside Beach, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, and witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip site .

Getting from Galveston to Houston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

La Porte, College Station, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Surfside Beach, Crocodile Encounter
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Port Isabel Lighthouse. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Whaling Wall, and stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip maker app .

Getting from Houston to South Padre Island by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
Get outdoors at Rockport Beach and Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Padre Island National Seashore. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Aransas Beach (in Port Aransas) and Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (in Rockport).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Corpus Christi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockport, Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and Mission Concepcion. Explore hidden gems such as McNay Art Museum and Mission Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to New Braunfels (Landa Park & Gruene Historic District). The adventure continues: trek along The San Antonio River Walk, examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip tool .

Getting from Corpus Christi to San Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Antonio are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Becker Vineyards. Do your shopping at Luckenbach Texas General Store and Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc.. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville) and Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park, stop by Der Kuchen Laden, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg road trip planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect Fredericksburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Stonewall, Kerrville, Hye, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Lost Maples State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©
Becker Vineyards ©
Becker Vineyards

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chinati Foundation, enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Marfa Book Company and then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Davis vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Davis, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marfa, Museum of the Big Bend
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend

6
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 Santa Elena Canyon and The Window. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chisos Mountains and Lost Mine Trail. When in Big Bend National Park, make a side trip to see Big Bend Ranch State Park in Presidio, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, delve into the mystery of Chihuahuan Desert, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Grande, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Balanced Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in November, Big Bend National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. You will leave for Burnet on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Bend Ranch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Big Bend Ranch State Park ©
Big Bend Ranch State Park

5
nights
Burnet

Burnet ©
Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. Get some cultural insight at Wedding Oak Winery and Salado Glassworks. Step out of the city life by going to Longhorn Cavern State Park and Colorado Bend State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burnet: Salado Winery & Salado Wine Seller (in Salado), Fall Creek Vineyards (in Tow) and Westcave Cellars Winery (in Round Mountain). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Inks Lake State Park, admire the sheer force of Gorman Falls, play a few rounds at Delaware Springs Golf Course, and learn about winemaking at Fiesta Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Burnet trip builder tool .

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Burnet in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Burnet

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Bend, Salado, Fiesta Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Wedding Oak Winery
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Fall Creek Vineyards ©
Fall Creek Vineyards

6
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Shop till you drop at San Marcos Premium Outlets and 6th Street. Let the collections at Zedler Mill and LBJ Presidential Library capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs), St. Mary's Church High Hill (in Schulenburg) and Inner Space Cavern (in Georgetown). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online road trip planner .

You can drive from Burnet to Austin in an hour. In November in Austin, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

San Marcos Premium Outlets, Zedler Mill, Inner Space Cavern, Winedale Historical Center, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue

3
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Fort Parker and Fort Parker State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Bosque Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Waco online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Austin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Waco, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Waco

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bosque Museum, Fort Parker State Park, Old Fort Parker
Highlights from your plan
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Dr Pepper Museum ©
Dr Pepper Museum

3
nights
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Appreciate the collections at Dinosaur World and Somervell County Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Paluxy River. Venture out of the city with trips to Meridian State Park (in Meridian) and Brennan Vineyards (in Comanche). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park and look for gifts at Wiseman House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glen Rose trip planner.

Getting from Waco to Glen Rose by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Glen Rose

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Brennan Vineyards, Meridian State Park, Wiseman House
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Brennan Vineyards ©
Brennan Vineyards
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sundance Square and Nasher Sculpture Center. Get some cultural insight at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository and Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Step out of Fort Worth with an excursion to Grapevine Historic Main Street District in Grapevine--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and take an in-depth tour of Texas Civil War Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Fort Worth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Fort Worth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Dallas, Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

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