60 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Corpus Christi
— 6 nights
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South Padre Island
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Austin
— 7 nights
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 7 nights
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Big Bend National Park
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Canyon
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Dallas
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Space Center Houston and Chinatown. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glenwood Cemetery and McFaddin-Ward House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bernhardt Winery (in Plantersville), Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook) and Montgomery (Texas Wolfdog Project, St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, &more). There's lots more to do: get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, take in nature's colorful creations at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and identify plant and animal life at Armand Bayou Nature Center.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Houston is minus 18 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Wellington in October: highs in Houston hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galveston.
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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Strand and Moody Mansion. Escape the urban bustle at Quintana Beach and Galveston Island State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: Surfside Jetty Park (in Surfside Beach), Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute) and Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc. (in Santa Fe). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the tasty concoctions at Galveston Island Brewing, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Railean Rum Distillery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary's Cathedral Basilica.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galveston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Corpus Christi.
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Port Aransas Beach and Malaquite Beach. Visiting Padre Island National Seashore and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Corpus Christi side-trips: Bee County Courthouse (in Beeville), Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (in Port Aransas) and Goliad (Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site, Presidio La Bahia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum, hike along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Schoenstatt Shrine.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Corpus Christi when traveling from Galveston in October, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 3 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle and La Lomita Mission RV Park. Change things up with these side-trips from South Padre Island: Brownsville (Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park & Old City Cemetery). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., kick back and relax at Isla Blanca Park, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island journey builder tool.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in South Padre Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Austin.
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate LBJ Presidential Library and Elisabet Ney Museum. Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and Oakwood Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area (in Spicewood), Dripping Springs (Hamilton Pool Preserve & Hawk's Shadow Winery) and Driftwood (Salt Lick Cellars & Duchman Family Winery). There's still lots to do: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and admire the majestic nature at McKinney Falls State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, plan for little chillier nights in Austin, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Alamo and La Villita Historic Arts Village. Let the collections at McNay Art Museum and The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: New Braunfels (Barn Pottery & Gruene Historic District), Teach 'Em to Fish (in Spring Branch) and Boerne (Cascade Caverns & Cave Without a Name). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, wander the streets of Southtown, learn insider's secrets on Cottonwood Wine Tours, and tee off at Olympia Hills Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 7 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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Catholic Church and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Pacific War and Agave Gallery Fine Art. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Fort McKavett State Historic Site (in Fort Mc Kavett), Vanderpool (Lost Maples East Trail & Lost Maples State Natural Area) and Presidio de San Saba (in Menard). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, trek along Kerrville River Trail, identify plant and animal life at The Y.O. Ranch, and learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip builder app.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in November, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chisos Mountains and Lost Mine Trail. Visit Hot Springs Historic District and Homer Wilson Ranch for their historical value. Explore Big Bend National Park's surroundings by going to Terlingua (Indian Head Trail, Ghost Town Texas, &more). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emory Peak, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuff Canyon Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in November: highs in Big Bend National Park hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canyon.
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Canyon — 1 night

Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Combine City, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lighthouse Trail, delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old West Stables, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Elkins Ranch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canyon attractions planner.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Canyon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in November: high temperatures in Canyon hover around 19°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 9 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Sugar Tree Golf Course. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Sundance Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame & Kimbell Art Museum), Lost Oak Winery (in Burleson) and International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (in Boyd). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, do a tasting at Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Canyon to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Canyon in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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