10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Dallas
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Austin

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally make a trip to South Congress Avenue. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, and finally raise your glass at 6th Street.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin online sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Austin. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in November, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
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Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of Southtown, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then play a few rounds at Palmer Course at La Cantera.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio journey planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. On the 5th (Thu), 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, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Antonio to Corpus Christi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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night
South Padre Island

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 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Discover how to plan a South Padre Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip planner .

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 December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Houston, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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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 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Bishop Arts District, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dallas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 59°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

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