27 days in Texas Itinerary

27 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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College Station
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Dallas — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grapevine Historic Main Street District and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Historic Downtown McKinney (in McKinney) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Fort Worth Water Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower, tee off at Golf Center of Arlington, and stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip maker tool.

Seoul, South Korea to Dallas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Dallas is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Seoul in January, you will find days in Dallas are warmer (16°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to College Station.
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College Station — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Santa's Wonderland, then take an in-depth tour of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read College Station day trip website.

You can fly from Dallas to College Station in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission Concepcion and Mission Espada. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip website.

You can drive from College Station to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort Davis.
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Fort Davis — 2 nights

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Wild Rose Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and finally explore the world behind art at Ballroom Marfa.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fort Davis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 16°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 3 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 Distillery Tours and St. Mary's Catholic Church. There's much more to do: stroll through The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Fredericksburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.
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Austin — 4 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 Zilker Metropolitan Park and University of Texas at Austin. Change things up with a short trip to San Marcos Premium Outlets in San Marcos (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, and contemplate the long history of The Driskill.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Austin, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 2 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 19th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can 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 January, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tree Sculptures and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Change things up with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Galveston Island Brewing, admire the landmark architecture of 1880 Garten Verein, and contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Galveston sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Houston.
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Houston — 3 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 hidden gems such as Children's Museum Houston and Cockrell Butterfly Center. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Houston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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