51 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
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Waco
— 4 nights
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Austin
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
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Concan
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San Antonio
— 7 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Houston
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Dallas — 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Venture out of the city with trips to Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis), Fort Worth Zoo (in Fort Worth) and Immersive Gamebox - Grandscape, North Dallas (in The Colony). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, stroll around Klyde Warren Park, appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas travel route planning site.

New Delhi, India to Dallas is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Dallas. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: highs in Dallas hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.
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Waco — 4 nights

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Bring the kids along to Magnolia Market Silos and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Explore Waco's surroundings by going to Glen Rose (Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Big Rocks Park) and Veldhuizen Cheese (in Dublin). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, and take in the architecture and design of Baylor University.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco day trip site.

Getting from Dallas to Waco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Austin.
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Austin — 6 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, view the masterpieces at Harry Ransom Center, and admire the striking features of The Driskill.

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You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (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.
Kids will enjoy National Museum of the Pacific War and Pedernales Falls State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Kerrville (The Museum of Western Art & Kerrville River Trail). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, shop like a local with Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.
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Big Bend National Park — 3 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, explore and take pictures at Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, and hike along Lost Mine Trail.

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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 May, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Concan.
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Concan — 1 night

Concan is a small unincorporated community in Uvalde County in the southwestern portion of the Hill Country of Texas. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll around Garner State Park, then get a dose of the wild on Frio Bat Flight Tours, and then Head underground at Frio Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Concan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Concan takes 6 hours. When traveling from Big Bend National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Concan, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 7 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.
Attractions like SeaWorld and The Alamo make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, make a splash at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio holiday site.

You can drive from Concan to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Antonio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi — 4 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.
Attractions like Padre Island National Seashore and USS Lexington Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center & Port Aransas Beach). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall, kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach, and hike along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car 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 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, look for gifts at Seas the Day, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip website.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Corpus Christi in May, plan for slightly colder days in South Padre Island, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 6 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.
Attractions like The Seawall and The Strand make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (in Lake Jackson) and Quintana Beach (in Quintana). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Galveston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Houston.
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Houston — 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Space Center Houston and Glenwood Cemetery will thrill your kids. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to College Station (Reveille Gravesite & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum) and St. Anthony Catholic Church (in Bryan). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, let the kids burn off some steam at Discovery Green, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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