Texas –it’s like a whole other Country! Beginning in the “Big D”, the most cosmopolitan city in Texas. Offering great shopping options and wonderful Museums, dining to suit all budgets, you will not be short of things to do in Dallas.
Austin, the State Capital prides itself on being the “Live Music Capital of the World”. There are some great choices of “Dive Bars” on 6th street to get your feet stomping! Austin is also home to the USA Grand Prix if you fancy touring the track! Ladybird Lake is an ideal spot to take a sunset cruise.
Heading to the Gulf Coast to Corpus Christi known as the Playground of Texas. While it’s the fifth largest port city in the Country it has many pockets of small town charm. Be sure to check out Snoopy’s Pier, a casual waterfront eatery that’s good for seafood. San Antonio is home to the “Alamo” and is its most recognized landmark, a must see for any visitor. Known as the Venice of Texas with its charming waterways, a great way to see the city is to enjoy one of its dinner barge cruises.
Fort Worth is known as a city of Cowboys and Culture with its western heritage and colourful history. Enjoy the year round Rodeo, a great family night out or visit the entertainment district where you can enjoy its western heritage, world class art, shopping and nightlife.
The Exciting Parts
- Catch a live performance at one of Austin’s nearly 200 music venues
- Embark on a journey through space at NASA’s Johnson Space Center/Space Center Houston
- Explore Corpus Christi, one of Texas’ most popular Gulf Coast playgrounds
- Remember the Alamo, a symbol of courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty
- Discover El Paso, an ancient mountain pass surrounded by mile-high peaks and the largest U.S. city on the Mexican border
- Pay a visit to Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch, a ritual site for those who travel The Mother Road
Dallas to Austin (333 KM)
Austin to Houston (323 KM)
Houston to Corpus Christi (342KM)
Corpus Christi to San Antonio (239KM)
San Antonio - Pecos County - Fort Stockton (530KM)
Fort Stockton - El Paso (386KM)
El Paso - Albuquerque (433KM)
Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Amarillo (549KM)
Amarillo - Fort Worth
Fort Worth Departure
Day 1 Dallas Arrival
Arrive at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport. Pick up your car and transfer independently to your hotel.
Day 2 Dallas to Austin (333 KM)
Today head out for the capital city of Texas, Austin, home to the handsome State Capitol Building and the Texas State History Museum. Austin is a lively city that bills itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World”, filled with more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. Enjoy an evening on Sixth Street or the Warehouse District.
Day 3 Austin to Houston (323 KM)
Discover Houston’s past in Heritage Park amid the skyscrapers of downtown. Visit
the Johnson Space Centre for a fascinating history of America’s love affair with outer space.
Day 4 Houston to Corpus Christi (342KM)
Take a short drive to the island of Galveston, filled with Victorian architectural reminders of its reign as Texas’ leading port. Galveston dominated commerce along the Gulf until its growth was halted by a hurricane. Then head for Corpus Christi, known as Texas’s playground.
Day 5 Corpus Christi to San Antonio (239KM)
See the open range and farmland of early settlers on the way to San Antonio. San Antonio’s unique blend of cultures makes it one of the most charming cities in the U.S. Your hotel for the next two nights is in the heart of San Antonio within easy reach of the major sites.
Day 6 San Antonio
Stroll along the River Walk or visit El Mercado. The Spanish Governor’s Palace or one of the many Spanish missions will take you into the historical heritage of this charming city. But most of all, remember the Alamo and visit the site of the courageous battle between a handful of Texans and Santa Ana’s vast army, which was instrumental in creating the Republic of Texas.
Day 7 San Antonio - Pecos County - Fort Stockton (530KM)
The rolling hill country was the site of early settlements in mid-Texas, farmers had to battle infertile earth and Comanches to survive. The code of the West rules here as you travel through Pecos County where giants and legends, such as Pecos Bill, are made. Look for deer, jackrabbits and coyote as you journey across this seemingly uninhabitable terrain.
Overnight in Fort Stockton.
Day 8 Fort Stockton - El Paso (386KM)
The city of El Paso is located on the western most tip of the state of Texas and is on the U.S./Mexico order. Its proximity to Mexico helps promote the best the two worlds have to offer, and El Pasoans have long enjoyed the benefits of being situated between three states and two nations. El Paso’s climate, typical of the desert southwest, and its mix of cultures and traditions makes the Sun City a unique and interesting place to visit.
Day 9 El Paso - Albuquerque (433KM)
Leave El Paso and cross into New Mexico. Between the mountains and themes as runs a river, and astride it stands a city that embodies the diversity of cultures that are uniquely American. It is Albuquerque.
Day 10 Albuquerque
Albuquerque is a city full of exciting attractions and events, from Historic Old Town, where the Villa of Albuquerque was founded in 1706, to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the most popular ballooning event in the world.
Day 11 Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Amarillo (549KM)
Unique to this area are the Pinyon pines, which produce an edible nut considered a gourmet delicacy in the west. Continue eastward to the panhandle of Texas and hopefully you’ll get a glimpse of the Texas blue sky or a towering thundercloud, both prevalent features of this flat plain. Amarillo was once a railhead town for cattle shipments to the north. The cattle industry remains an important element of the city’s economy. Amarillo is well known for its Cadillac graveyard.
Day 12 Amarillo - Fort Worth
Drive eastward today to Palo Duro Canyon and see artefacts of Pre-Pueblo inhabitants. Then continue South towards Fort Worth. The City of Cowboys and Culture is the 16th-largest city in the United States and offers visitors rich Western history, world-class art and entertainment. The Old West is alive and well in Fort Worth: learn to two-step at the world’s largest honky-tonk, watch a year-round rodeo, see a daily cattle drive in the Stockyards National Historic District or have a drink in a real Western Saloon.
Day 13 Fort Worth Departure
Return your rental car at DFW airport before your departure flight or you have the option to extend your stay and explore distinct dining, shopping and world-class museums in the “Cultural Capital of the Southwest”.