60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
South Padre Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Dallas
— 10 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Austin

9
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library. Popular historic sites such as The Driskill and Mount Bonnell are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Spas (in Marble Falls), Texas Reptile Zoo (in Bastrop) and McKinney Roughs Nature Park (in Cedar Creek). There's much more to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and take a stroll through South Congress Avenue.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin holiday planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Austin. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Burton, Dripping Springs, Texas Reptile Zoo, Spas, Jacob's Well Natural Area
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

9
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Pacific War and TASTE Wine Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Calais Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Texcetera (in Johnson City), Hill Country Distillers (in Comfort) and Fall Creek Vineyards (in Tow). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, do a tasting at Signor Vineyards, admire the majestic nature at Lost Maples State Natural Area, and steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg day trip app .

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Hye, Johnson City, San Saba, Utopia Texas, Real Ale Brewing Company
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Alamo and La Villita Historic Arts Village. Museum-lovers will get to explore McNay Art Museum and The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Max Starcke Park (in Seguin), Cibolo Nature Center (in Boerne) and New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & Guadalupe Brewing Company). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's lots more to do: trek along The San Antonio River Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, stroll around Denman Estate Park, and wander the streets of Southtown.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio journey builder site .

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 87°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Max Starcke Park, Cibolo Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Padre Island National Seashore and Whitecap Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at USS LEXINGTON and Selena Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Rockport (Rockport Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours), Lighthouse Beach (in Port Lavaca) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: stroll through Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall, don't miss a visit to Loteria Corpus Christi Mural, kick back and relax at Padre Island Sea Wall Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rockport, Port Aransas, Lighthouse 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

6
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 get in some beach time at Boca Chica State Park and Isla Blanca Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Port Isabel Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from South Padre Island: Brownsville (Gladys Porter Zoo & Sabal Palm Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Karen's Custom Toe Rings, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Brownsville, Port Isabel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

9
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.
Space Center Houston and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Big Thicket National Preserve and Texas Wolfdog Project. Venture out of the city with trips to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary (in High Island) and Crocodile Encounter (in Angleton). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Hico, play a few rounds at Blackhorse Golf Club, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Houston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Houston when traveling from South Padre Island in November, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, Messina Hof Winery, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Cullinan Park, Blackhorse Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

10
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get some cultural insight at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard. Kimbell Art Museum and Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Revolver Brewery (in Granbury), Blue Ostrich Winery (in Saint Jo) and 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery (in Muenster). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, wander the streets of Sundance Square, tee off at Sugar Tree Golf Course, and admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas planner .

Fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in November: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 67°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Celina, Blue Ostrich Winery, Sugar Tree Golf Course, Angelita Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan

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