1 day in Texas Itinerary

1 day in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Houston, Bus to Galveston
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Galveston
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Houston
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Dallas
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South Padre Island
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Galveston

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.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galveston online trip planner.

Des Moines to Galveston is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Galveston is a bit warmer than Des Moines - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. You will leave for Houston on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Houston

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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip builder website.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Houston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. You will leave for Dallas on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors

Dallas

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dallas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You'll set off for South Padre Island on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planning app.

You can fly from Dallas to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in South Padre Island. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.