10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

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

1
day
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then admire the striking features of St. Patrick Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Worth online trip planner .

Dallas to Fort Worth is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Worth can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visiting Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail will get you outdoors. Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural Bridge Caverns and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitecap Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Corpus Christi in July, plan for slightly colder days in South Padre Island, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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