10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Houston

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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 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then wander the streets of East End Historic District, and finally wander the streets of The Strand.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galveston online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitecap Beach and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

2
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 1st (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, wander the streets of Southtown, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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 3rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in June, with highs in Fredericksburg at 88°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and South Congress Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get advice or help at Harry Ransom Center, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and wander the streets of 6th Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Austin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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