23 days in Texas Itinerary

23 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Port Aransas
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Glen Rose
— 1 night
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Austin — 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get in touch with nature at Jacob's Well Natural Area and Bike and Brew ATX. Venture out of the city with trips to San Marcos River (in San Marcos) and Duchman Family Winery (in Driftwood). There's still lots to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, admire the majestic nature at McKinney Falls State Park, and make a trip to South Congress Avenue.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Austin tour itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to Austin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Oslo to Austin. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Oslo in June: high temperatures in Austin hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Sea Turtle, Inc.. Step off the beaten path and head to Sabal Palm Sanctuary and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Edinburg Scenic Wetlands (in Edinburg) and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (in Brownsville). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

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Fly from Austin to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in June, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Armand Bayou Nature Center, don't miss a visit to Old City Cemetery, then examine the collection at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of East End Historic District, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, and finally find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston online travel route planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Port Aransas.
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Port Aransas — 2 nights

Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. On the 10th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park, then kick back and relax at Rockport Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Winery on the Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, then stop by Fly It Port A, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Aransas route builder app.

You can fly from Galveston to Port Aransas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Port Aransas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, stroll around Brackenridge Park, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Port Aransas to San Antonio in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Aransas in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garrison Brothers Distillery and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Lost Maples State Natural Area and Willow City Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet) and South Llano River State Park (in Junction). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg journey planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in June, with highs in Fredericksburg at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Bend National Park.
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Big Bend National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon and then admire all the interesting features of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at S Rim Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Big Bend National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in June, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 44°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Davis.
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Fort Davis — 1 night

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory.

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You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis in 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in June: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park — 1 night

The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guadalupe Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Guadalupe Mountains National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glen Rose.
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Glen Rose — 1 night

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and then look for gifts at Wiseman House.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glen Rose trip maker website.

You can drive from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Glen Rose in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Glen Rose, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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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