60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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.
Head to Sundance Square and Grapevine Millsfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Cameron Park Zoo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Salt Palace Museum (in Grand Saline), Dallas (Bishop Arts District & The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository) and First Monday Trade Days (in Canton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Thistle Hill House Museum, stop by Sironia, and make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort Worth trip planner .

London, UK to Fort Worth is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Fort Worth due to the time zone difference. In October, Fort Worth is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Waco, Grapevine, Arlington, Dallas, First Monday Trade Days
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

4
nights
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Brennan Vineyards and Dinosaur World. Get outdoors at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Explore Glen Rose's surroundings by going to Bosque Museum (in Clifton) and Meridian State Park (in Meridian). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at Wiseman House, contemplate the waterfront views at Paluxy River, and see the interesting displays at Billy the Kid Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose trip builder .

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Glen Rose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hico, Bosque Museum, Meridian State Park, Brennan Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Brennan Vineyards ©
Brennan Vineyards
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Davis attractions app .

You can drive from Glen Rose to Fort Davis in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Glen Rose in October since evenings lows in Fort Davis dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Marfa Book Company
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Marfa Book Company ©
Marfa Book Company

5
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 off the beaten path and head to Santa Elena Canyon and Chisos Mountains. Take a break from the city and head to Lost Mine Trail and The Window. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Big Bend National Park: Terlingua Trading Company (in Terlingua) and Big Bend Ranch State Park (in Presidio). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive and explore the fascinating landscape at Chihuahuan Desert.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Davis in October, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Terlingua Trading Company, 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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lost Maples State Natural Area and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg and National Museum of the Pacific War. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville), Wedding Oak Winery (in San Saba) and Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve (in Mason). And it doesn't end there: stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum Complex, learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg takes 8.5 hours. In October, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than Big Bend National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Stonewall, Kerrville, Hye, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©
Becker Vineyards ©
Becker Vineyards

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 your shopping at The San Antonio River Walk and The Shops at La Cantera. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Landa Park and Mission Concepcion. Step out of San Antonio with an excursion to Comal River in New Braunfels--about 42 minutes away. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in October, with highs in San Antonio at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Landa Park ©
Landa Park

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Escape the urban bustle at Hamilton Pool Preserve and Inks Lake State Park. For shopping fun, head to San Marcos Premium Outlets or 6th Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Inner Space Cavern (in Georgetown), Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet) and Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Austin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Burnet, Inner Space Cavern, Messina Hof Winery, San Marcos Premium Outlets, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

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.
For shopping fun, head to Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard or South Padre Island Farmer's Market. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, find something for the whole family at Gravity Park, and enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Austin in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in South Padre Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

3
nights
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rockport Beach and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. Get outdoors at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and Port Aransas Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mustang Island State Park in Port Aransas (about 56 minutes away).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockport road trip website .

You can drive from South Padre Island to Rockport in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rockport, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Surfside Beach and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and St Francis Wolf Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham) and Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, appreciate the history behind San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, stop by Phoenicia Foods, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rockport to Houston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Porte, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion. Get some cultural insight at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and East End Historic District. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, look for gifts at Murdochs, immerse yourself in nature at Seawolf Park, and see majestic marine mammals with Fishing Galveston TX.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Galveston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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