60 days in Texas Itinerary

60 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 6 nights
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Austin
— 7 nights
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Waco
— 5 nights
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Dallas
— 6 nights
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Amarillo
— 5 nights
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South Padre Island
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 6 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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Houston
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San Antonio

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to New Braunfels to see Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the galleries of The Alamo, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio route tool.

Houston to San Antonio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Happy Hollow Frio River Outfitters (in Concan), The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home) and Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, get a taste of life in the country at Sister Creek Ranch, have fun and explore at Science Mill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inks Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg visit planning website.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures (in Volente) and Play for all park (in Round Rock). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and test your team's savvy at Escapology.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin trip planning website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Waco

— 5 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waco: Belton (Belton Lake & Yettie Polk Park), Great Escape of Central Texas (in Killeen) and Lions Junction Family Water Park (in Temple). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, walk around Woodway Park, head outdoors with Franklin Ranch Comminty Park, and snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Waco trip builder tool.

Drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Waco sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Kimbell Art Museum), Black Watch Sailing Charters (in Grapevine) and North Richland Hills Centre (in North Richland Hills). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, test your problem-solving skills at North Texas Escape Rooms, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas tour planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Dallas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and tram. In September, daytime highs in Dallas are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 5 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amarillo: Caprock Canyons State Park (in Quitaque), Canyon (Palo Duro Riding Stables, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, &more) and The Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight Ranch State Historical Site (in Goodnight). There's much more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amarillo online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Amarillo at 84°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Amarillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 5 nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near South Padre Island: Harlingen (Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum & Hugh Ramsey Nature Park) and Brownsville (Stillman House Museum, Old City Cemetery, &more). The adventure continues: cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Padre Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, stop by Seas the Day, and observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Amarillo to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Amarillo in September, with lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corpus Christi

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rockport Beach (in Rockport) and Port Aransas (Chute 'Em Up Parasailing, Port Aransas Beach, &more). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Texas State Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitecap Beach, and take a pleasant ride with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi road trip planner.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Corpus Christi, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Quintana Beach (in Quintana) and Kemah (Boardwalk Beast, Kemah Boardwalk, &more). The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with Galveston Water Adventures, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Galveston, and cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, you will find days in Galveston are a bit cooler (82°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Houston

— 7 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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Splashway Waterpark (in Sheridan), Jason Catchings Hunting and Fishing Adventures (in Liberty) and That Escape Place (in Spring). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, stroll around Pine Gully Park, cool off at Pirates Bay Water Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Center Texas.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.