15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Manchester

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, and finally ponder the world of politics at Dallas City Hall.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Dallas travel planner .

Manchester, UK to Dallas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Dallas. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Dallas reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

#Museums
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1
day
South Padre Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then browse the eclectic array of goods at South Padre Island Farmer's Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to South Padre Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Dallas to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: highs in South Padre Island hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Farmer's Market ©

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then step off the mainland to explore Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Aransas Beach, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

3
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission Concepcion are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. It doesn't end there: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Antonio vacation planning app .

Getting from Corpus Christi to San Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Austin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in July, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. July in Houston sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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