10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

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

1
night
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): admire the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. On the next day, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally look for gifts at Central Market.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planner .

Tulsa to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tulsa in May, with highs in Austin at 85°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our San Antonio vacation website .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in San Antonio are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

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 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Fly It Port A, then identify plant and animal life at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a South Padre Island trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then stop by Murdochs, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Rosenberg Library, get to know the fascinating history of The Strand, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary planning app .

You can 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

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