30 days in Texas Itinerary

30 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas visit planner

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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Granbury
— 1 night
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Dallas

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Celina (Caudalie Crest Winery & Eden Hill Winery & Vineyard), Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis) and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District (in Fort Worth). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, learn about winemaking at Grape Vine Springs Winery, walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planning tool.

Detroit to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in April: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granbury.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granbury

— 1 night
Granbury is a city and county seat of Hood County, Texas, United States. On the 10th (Sat), play a few rounds at Sugar Tree Golf Course, sample the tasty concoctions at Revolver Brewery, then do a tasting at Barking Rocks Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Bluff Dale Vineyards.

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

Traveling by car from Dallas to Granbury takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Granbury are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Granbury

Wineries · Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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 museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granbury to Austin takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Fredericksburg

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Spas (in Marble Falls), Real Ale Brewing Company (in Blanco) and Hahne Estates Winery (in Johnson City). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and learn about winemaking at Calais Winery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in April since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Corpus Christi

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip planning website.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Houston

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to No Label Brewing Co. (in Katy), Ilovekickboxing (in League City) and Lone Pint Brewery (in Magnolia). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, do a tasting at Texas Star Winery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Houston road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 Quintana Beach in Quintana--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Strand, learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, admire the striking features of 1880 Garten Verein, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Galveston Island Brewing.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galveston attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
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.