10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Dallas
— 2 nights
2
Fort Worth
— 1 night
3
Austin
— 2 nights
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
5
South Padre Island
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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 Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District as well as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 8th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium and then get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and finally pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planning tool.

Cleveland to Dallas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in December; daily highs in Dallas reach 59°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Grapevine Historic Main Street District ©
Grapevine Historic Main Street District
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth tour builder tool.

Drive from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, stroll through Barton Creek Greenbelt, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, shop like a local with Wild About Music, take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

Drive from Fort Worth to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In December in Austin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Mission Concepcion, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Antonio trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
On the 15th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., stroll through Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and finally stop by Karen's Custom Toe Rings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island attractions tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Antonio in December since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

Similar plans

13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 49 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 12 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Texas BY A USER FROM MEXICO January, kids, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: January, kids, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 49 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Texas BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: April, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans