43 days in Texas Itinerary

43 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Waco
— 3 nights
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College Station
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 5 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 4 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Dallas — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Immersive Gamebox - Grandscape, North Dallas (in The Colony) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Kimbell Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, and steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

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Detroit to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in February: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 62°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Waco.
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Waco — 3 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Explore Waco's surroundings by going to Cedron Creek Park (in Morgan), Dinosaur Valley State Park (in Glen Rose) and Chupacabra Craft Beer & Salado Lone Star Winery (in Salado). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, and snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Waco day trip site.

You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. February in Waco sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to College Station.
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College Station — 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around College Station: Texas Prison Museum (in Huntsville), Liendo Plantation (in Hempstead) and BeeWeaver Honey Farm (in Navasota). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony Catholic Church, examine the collection at Old Iron Works, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Reveille Gravesite.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the College Station trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Waco to College Station in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Waco in February since evenings lows in College Station dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Houston.
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Houston — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Ilovekickboxing (in League City) and Cullinan Park (in Sugar Land). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Houston vacation tool.

You can drive from College Station to Houston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 out of Galveston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, learn the secrets of beer at Just Cast Charters, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, and admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Galveston are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, then take in the history at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc..

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island holiday website.

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi — 3 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.
Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, &more) and Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum and trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip planner.

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 6 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, and steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

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Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Corpus Christi in March, plan for little chillier nights in San Antonio, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.
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Big Bend National Park — 4 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.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, explore the stunning scenery at Tuff Canyon Trail, admire all the interesting features of Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, and hike along Lost Mine Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park vacation site.

You can drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In March, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Kerrville River Trail (in Kerrville) and Llano County Jail (in Llano). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in March, with highs in Fredericksburg at 71°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, get great views at Mount Bonnell, and gain insight at University of Texas at Austin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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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