36 days in Texas Itinerary

36 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Waco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Houston
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Step out of Corpus Christi to go to Port Aransas and see Port Aransas Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

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Manchester, UK to Corpus Christi is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Corpus Christi is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Corpus Christi, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

3
nights
South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Padre Island: McAllen (Quinta Mazatlan & McAllen Public Library). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

McAllen, Port Isabel Lighthouse
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
McAllen Public Library ©
McAllen Public Library

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): browse for treasures at Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store, make a trip to The Charles Goodnight Historical Center, then examine the collection at Armstrong County Museum, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amarillo attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Amarillo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from South Padre Island in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Amarillo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goodnight, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Armstrong County Museum
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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The Charles Goodnight Historical Center ©
The Charles Goodnight Historical Center
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro), Sherman Jazz Museum (in Sherman) and Food Tours (in McKinney). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, take some stellar pictures from Reunion Tower, and make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas tour planner.

You can fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, Sherman Jazz Museum, Food Tours, Cistercian Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Corky's Gaming Bistro ©
Corky's Gaming Bistro
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District ©

3
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
When in Waco, make a side trip to see Cedron Creek Park in Morgan, approximately Morgan away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Magnolia Market Silos, take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, browse the collection at The Texas Collection, and get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Waco online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cedron Creek Park, Carleen Bright Arboretum
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Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Go for a jaunt from Austin to Dripping Springs to see Hills of Milk and Honey about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and stroll through Mount Bonnell.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip maker.

Drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in February, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hills of Milk and Honey
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fredericksburg: Spas (in Marble Falls), Louise Hays Park (in Kerrville) and The Y.O. Ranch (in Mountain Home). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, don't miss a visit to Main Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in February since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Spas, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Louise Hays Park, The Y.O. Ranch
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Bandera (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Fredericksburg in February, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately Kemah away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Galveston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from San Antonio in February, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
The Strand ©
The Strand

5
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lone Star Trapeze Academy (in Bryan) and Lick Creek Trail (in College Station). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston travel tool.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lone Star Trapeze Academy, Lick Creek Trail
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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