35 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fort Worth
— 3 nights
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Lubbock
— 2 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Rockport
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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College Station
— 2 nights
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Burnet
— 2 nights
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Austin
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Fort Worth — 3 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Take a break from the city and head to Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Top O'Hill Terrace and Sundance Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Worth: Granbury Town Square (in Granbury), Dinosaur Valley State Park (in Glen Rose) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Rockwall). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, hunt for treasures at First Monday, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and get a sense of history and politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Worth tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Fort Worth is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Fort Worth is minus 7 hours. In July, Fort Worth is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lubbock.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Lubbock — 2 nights

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 19th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum, then see the interesting displays at Silent Wings Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Dog Town. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of Fame, then contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, then examine the collection at American Wind Power Center, and finally see the interesting displays at The Buddy Holly Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lubbock trip planner.

Getting from Fort Worth to Lubbock by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fort Worth in July since evenings lows in Lubbock dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive 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 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit, then trek along Lost Mine Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Boquillas Canyon. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Tuff Canyon Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castolon Historic District.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Lubbock to Big Bend National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lubbock in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Big Bend National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, then look and learn at McDonald Observatory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Balmorhea, admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Calera Chapel, and finally examine the collection at Marfa and Presidio County Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis driving holiday app.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Big Bend National Park in July; daily highs in Fort Davis reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Old Tunnel State Park, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then examine the collection at Pioneer Museum, and finally learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, grab your bike and head to Kerrville River Trail, then explore the world behind art at The Museum of Western Art, and finally explore the activities along Medina River.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip planning site.

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fort Davis in July: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) 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.
Get some cultural insight at Witte Museum and St Joseph Catholic Church. Visiting Cave Without a Name and Frio Bat Flight Tours will get you outdoors. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to New Braunfels (Landa Park, Comal River, &more), Guadalupe River State Park (in Spring Branch) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Bandera). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, find something for the whole family at Morgan's Wonderland, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and admire the masterpieces at Briscoe Western Art Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rockport.
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Rockport — 2 nights

Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): learn about all things military at Texas Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Goose Island State Park, contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, then kick back and relax at Rockport Beach, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium at Rockport Harbor. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockport trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from San Antonio to Rockport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: highs in Rockport hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Isla Blanca Park and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Gladys Porter Zoo. Explore South Padre Island's surroundings by going to Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park (in Brownsville), Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets (in Mercedes) and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and walk around Andy Bowie Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rockport to South Padre Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Galveston Island State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Bolivar Point Lighthouse in Port Bolivar--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, and stop by Murdochs.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Galveston sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to College Station.
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College Station — 2 nights

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 8th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Brazos Valley African American Museum, then get engrossed in the history at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then go for a walk through Bonfire Memorial, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Texas Prison Museum, then contemplate the long history of Barrington Living History Farm, then examine the collection at Blue Bell Creameries, and finally do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our College Station trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Galveston to College Station in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Galveston in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in College Station: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Waco.
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Waco — 2 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, stop by Spice Village, then engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Fort Parker, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Baylor University, see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then stroll around Cameron Park, and finally make a trip to Branch Davidian Memorial Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from College Station to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Waco, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Burnet.
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Burnet — 2 nights

Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Mon), explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, then take in the natural beauty of Krause Springs, and finally make a trip to Worlds Largest Spur. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Beveridge Bridge, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Exotic Resort Zoo, Inc., and finally admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Burnet road trip planning site.

You can drive from Waco to Burnet in 2 hours. In August in Burnet, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.
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Austin — 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Jacob's Well Natural Area and San Marcos River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Hole Regional Park and Palmetto State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, engage your brain at Thinkery, and grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Austin route maker site.

You can drive from Burnet to Austin in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

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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