10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas itinerary planner

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South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night

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South Padre Island

— 1 day
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 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip itinerary tool.

Houston to South Padre Island is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in South Padre Island are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to SeaWorld and The San Antonio River Walk. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Alamo, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in June, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

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 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then get a taste of the local shopping with Agave Gallery Fine Art, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally relax in the rural setting at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in June: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 88°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will enjoy Texas State Capitol and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, get a new perspective on nature at Texas Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin travel route planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Fly from Austin to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Houston sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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.