10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

2
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cistercian Abbey, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and see Lifestylez Nails Spa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas online vacation planner .

San Antonio to Dallas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in October, you will find days in Dallas are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Cistercian Abbey, Lifestylez Nails Spa
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, don't miss a visit to Water Wall, and then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip builder .

Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery and then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planner .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Corpus Christi Municipal Marina and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Padre Island National Seashore.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip maker tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Galveston in October, Corpus Christi is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
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Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

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