10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas visit planner

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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 day
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island route planner.

Newark to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to South Padre Island. Traveling from Newark in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in South Padre Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Antonio

— 1 day

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Space Center Houston. Take a break from the city and head to Barton Springs Pool and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Pacific War and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards on Main & Grape Creek Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, stop by Austin Visitor Center, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dallas

— 3 nights

Big D

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then make a trip to Grassy Knoll, and finally wander the streets of Sundance Square.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas attractions planner.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.