10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Newport News
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
End: Newport News

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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 14th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas driving holiday planner.

Newport News to Dallas is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Newport News in July, you will find days in Dallas are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore and learn at Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library. Do some cultural sightseeing at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Dallas to Austin by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg online vacation planner .

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in July, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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nights
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.
On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Antonio Zoo, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally stroll through The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Antonio online holiday planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and finally meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner .

Drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for a bit cooler days in South Padre Island, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Houston online itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Houston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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