60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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College Station
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 6 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Austin
— 7 nights
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Waco
— 5 nights
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Dallas
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College Station

— 4 nights
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Family-friendly places like George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Old Iron Works will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting College Station side-trips: St Francis Wolf Sanctuary (in Montgomery), Washington (Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Star of the Republic Museum, &more) and Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham). The adventure continues: stroll through Lick Creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Grapeland Safari, stroll around Mission Tejas State Park, and take in the architecture and design of Reveille Gravesite.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our College Station trip itinerary maker site.

Wichita to College Station is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April, College Station is a bit warmer than Wichita - with highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in College Station

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Houston

— 6 nights

Bayou City

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.
Bring the kids along to Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville), Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by car from College Station to Houston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Houston are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 5 nights

The Oleander City

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.
Kids will enjoy The Seawall and Quintana Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (in Lake Jackson). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, wander the streets of The Strand, brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, and engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

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Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Corpus Christi

— 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Padre Island National Seashore and Texas State Aquarium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach & Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, hike along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, and kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in April, you will find days in Corpus Christi are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 4 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Turtle, Inc. and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from South Padre Island: Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (in Brownsville), Mission Hike & Bike Trails (in Mission) and Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle (in San Juan). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island visit planner.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in May, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Big Bend National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, take in breathtaking views at Boquillas Canyon, and trek along Lost Mine Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Big Bend National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from South Padre Island in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Big Bend National Park: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 5 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Attractions like National Museum of the Pacific War and Longhorn Cavern State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Lost Maples East Trail (in Vanderpool), Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet) and Old Blanco County Courthouse (in Blanco). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg itinerary planner.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in Fredericksburg: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 7 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kids will enjoy The San Antonio River Walk and SeaWorld. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 87°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Austin

— 7 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Attractions like Texas State Capitol and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Austin with an excursion to Play for all park in Round Rock--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Waco

— 5 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kids will enjoy Magnolia Market Silos and Cameron Park Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waco: Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Paluxy Heritage Park, &more), Bell County Museum (in Belton) and Dana Peak Park (in Harker Heights). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Baylor University, ponder the world of politics at Bosque County Courthouse, and get lost in a book at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum.

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Drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Dallas

— 6 nights

Big D

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.
Bring the kids along to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis) and Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, &more). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at The Dallas World Aquarium, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Waco to Dallas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. June in Dallas sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.