Lone Star Trail
Self Drive Tour
DALLAS | AUSTIN | HOUSTON | CORPUS CHRISTI | SAN ANTONIO | FORT STOCKTON | EL PASO | ALBUQUERQUE | AMARILLO | FORT WORTH
Explore the Lone Star State of Texas and into New Mexico on this 14 day self drive tour. Discover the vibrant city of Dallas and learn about outer space in Houston; step into cowboy country in Fort Worth and visit Amarillo, Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico.
- Live large and think big in Dallas, a city built on big dreams
- Visit Austin, Texas’s capital city and the “Live Music Capital of the World”
- Visit Texas’ largest city and the fourth largest in the nation, Houston
- Explore Corpus Christi, one of Texas’ most popular Gulf Coast playgrounds
- Travel through Texas’ Hill Country where rolling hills dominate the region
- Discover El Paso, an ancient mountain pass surrounded by mile-high peaks and the largest U.S. city on the Mexican border
- Sample rich culture and the true Southwest in Albuquerque
- Visit Santa Fe, a UNESCO designated City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art
Lone Star Trail
Day 1 : Arrive Dallas
Upon arrival at Dallas Airport, pick up your car and transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 : Dallas – Austin (207 miles)
Today head out for the capital city of Texas, Austin. This lively city bills itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World”, filled with more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene.
Day 3 : Austin – Houston (201 miles)
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 – Corpus Christi (213 miles)
Take a short drive to the island of Galveston, filled with Victorian architectural reminders of its reign as Texas’ leading port. Then head for Corpus Christi, known as Texas’s playground.
Day 5 : Corpus Christi – San Antonio (149 miles)
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.
Day 6 : San Antonio
Today is yours to explore this charming city.
Day 7 : San Antonio
Stroll along the River Walk, visit El Mercado or The Spanish Governor’s Palace. 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 8 : San Antonio – Fort Stockton (330 miles)
The code of the West rules as you travel through Pecos County where giants and legends, such as Pecos Bill are made. Overnight in Fort Stockton.
Day 9 : Fort Stockton – El Paso (240 miles)
The city of El Paso is located on the westernmost tip of the state of Texas and is on the U.S./Mexico border. 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 10 : El Paso – Albuquerque (269 miles)
Leave El Paso and cross into New Mexico. Between the mountains and the mesas runs a river, and astride it stands a city that embodies the diversity of cultures that are uniquely American, Albuquerque.
Day 11 : Albuquerque
This 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 12 : Albuquerque – Amarillo (341 miles)
Continue eastward to the panhandle of Texas and to Amarillo, 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 13 : Amarillo – Fort Worth (341 miles)
Drive eastward today to Palo Duro Canyon and see artefacts of pre-Pueblo inhabitants. Then continue towards Fort Worth. The City of Cowboys and Culture is the 16th-largest city in the United States and offers visitors rich Western history, art and entertainment.
Day 14 : Fort Worth Departure
Return your rental car at the airport before your departure flight or extend your stay and explore distinct dining, shopping and world-class museums in the “Cultural Capital of the Southwest”.