60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h
1
Waco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Austin
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Alpine
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Big Bend National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Rockport
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
9
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Montreal

8
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Step out of the city life by going to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Painting with a Twist and Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Waco: College Station (Bonfire Memorial & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum), Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan) and Hillsboro (Hill County Courthouse & Roadside America Museum). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, learn about winemaking at Valley Mills Vineyards, and engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Waco online trip itinerary maker .

Montreal, Canada to Waco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Waco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect nights in Waco to be a bit warmer, around 4°C, while days are much warmer, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Hillsboro, College Station, Glen Rose, Messina Hof Winery, 1st Cavalry Division Museum
Highlights from your plan
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

9
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as Hamilton Pool Preserve and Duchman Family Winery. Texas State Capitol and Sitagu Buddha Vihara will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Hawk's Shadow Winery (in Dripping Springs), Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley) and Westcave Cellars Winery (in Round Mountain). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Blue Bell Creameries, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, shop like a local with Harry Ransom Center, and Head underground at Inner Space Cavern.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in December, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dripping Springs, Brenham, Round Rock, San Marcos, Texas Heroes Museum at the Old Fayette County Jail
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

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.
Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Pearl Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Briscoe Western Art Museum and The Alamo. Venture out of the city with trips to New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & McKenna Children's Museum) and Bandera City Park (in Bandera). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, and steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Antonio sightseeing planner .

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in San Antonio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Bandera City Park
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Antonio Museum of Art ©
San Antonio Museum of Art

8
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 Texceterafor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Pioneer Museum Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Burnet (Inks Lake State Park & Longhorn Cavern State Park), South Llano River State Park (in Junction) and Pedernales Falls State Park (in Johnson City). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Lost Maples State Natural Area, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Western Art, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

Plan trip to Fredericksburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 18°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Alpine.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Johnson City, Kerrville, Burnet, Hye, Stonewall
Highlights from your plan
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

2
nights
Alpine

Alpine ©
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Big Bend and Fort Davis National Historic Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Davis Mountains State Park and Davis Mt. Broom Shop. Go for a jaunt from Alpine to Fort Davis to see McDonald Observatory about 48 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Big Bend National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Bend Brewing Company.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Alpine day trip website .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Alpine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Alpine

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fort Davis
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Big Bend National Park ©
Big Bend National Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

7
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 some historical perspective at Ghost Town Texas and Hot Springs Historic District. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at S Rim Trail and Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Step out of Big Bend National Park to go to Presidio and see Big Bend Ranch State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: trek along Lost Mine Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Grande Village Nature Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, and explore the striking landscape at The Balanced Rock.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alpine to Big Bend National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alpine in January since evenings lows in Big Bend National Park dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Bend Ranch State Park, Ghost Town Texas
Highlights from your plan
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and Isla Blanca Park. Escape the urban bustle at Sea Turtle, Inc. and Boca Chica State Park. When in South Padre Island, make a side trip to see Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Andy Bowie Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island by combination of car and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in South Padre Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Brownsville, Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

3
nights
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Goose Island State Park. Presidio La Bahia and Winery on the Bay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockport: Port Aransas (Winton's Candy Company, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, & more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rockport Beach and brush up on your military savvy at Texas Maritime Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rockport using our trip planner.

Drive from South Padre Island to Rockport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Goliad
Highlights from your plan
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moody Mansion and Galveston Railroad Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: wander the streets of East End Historic District, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, explore and take pictures at 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Galveston trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rockport to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Galveston, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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