28 days in Texas Itinerary

28 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 4 nights
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College Station
— 1 night
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Glen Rose
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Port Aransas
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and The Driskill are in your itinerary. Texas State Capitol and Waco Mammoth National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (in Waco). The adventure continues: take a spin around town with Bike and Brew ATX, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, don't miss a visit to South Congress Avenue, and stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Austin tour itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Austin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montreal to Austin due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in February; daily highs in Austin reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 6th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our College Station online trip maker.

You can drive from Austin to College Station in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glen Rose tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from College Station to Glen Rose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Glen Rose when traveling from College Station in February, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to South Padre Island.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and Quinta Mazatlan. Take a break from the city and head to Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Horseback Riding Tours. Go for a jaunt from South Padre Island to Harlingen to see Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island visit planner.

You can fly from Glen Rose to South Padre Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Glen Rose in February since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel 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. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along The Window Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon. Keep things going the next day: hike along S Rim Trail, then stroll through Lost Mine Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Big Bend National Park online tour 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 February, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Big Bend National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (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. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Wild Rose Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fort Davis driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in February: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 22°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Visit St. Mary's Catholic Church and Pioneer Museum for their historical value. Distillery Tours and Heath Sparkling Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Burnet (Longhorn Cavern State Park & Inks Lake State Park). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 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 February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fredericksburg, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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.
Visit Mission Trail and Presidio La Bahia for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and King William Historic District. Step out of San Antonio to go to New Braunfels and see Gruene Historic District, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Fredericksburg in February, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Aransas.
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Port Aransas — 2 nights

Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, identify plant and animal life at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, and then stroll through Port Aransas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Texas Maritime Museum, and then stroll through Rockport Beach.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Aransas online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Port Aransas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Port Aransas when traveling from San Antonio in February, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Galveston Naval Museum and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like East End Historic District and Moody Mansion. When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Battleship Texas State Historic Site in La Porte, approximately La Porte away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Bryan Museum, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planner.

Getting from Port Aransas to Galveston by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Galveston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 28th (Tue), 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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