10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Drive
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary maker tool.

Dallas to Galveston is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island trip planner.

Fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

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 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Whitecap Beach, then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach, and then make a trip to Corpus Christi Watergardens. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then stroll through Padre Island National Seashore.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi day trip app.

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get your game on at Escape the Room, examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Morgan's Wonderland, then explore the activities along Comal River, and then explore the activities along Landa Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio visit planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then make a trip to Main Street, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally experience rural life at Wildseed Farms. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg holiday website.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

1
night
Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 10th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then stop by Austin Visitor Center, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

Adventure · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.