10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then walk around Big Rocks Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glen Rose trip planner .

Kansas City to Glen Rose is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Kansas City in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Glen Rose, with highs around 97°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Big Rocks Park ©
Big Rocks Park

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Glen Rose to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Inner Space Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Comal River and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will thrill your kids. When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Landa Park in New Braunfels, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio, hike along The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
Comal River ©
Comal River
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: highs in South Padre Island hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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 18th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, and then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier ©
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum

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