10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Dallas
— 1 night
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
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College Station
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Galveston
— 2 nights
Shuttle to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX, Fly to Jackson/Vicksburg

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Dallas

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Texas Christian University, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas tour planner.

Jackson to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dallas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Worth

— 1 night

Where the West Begins

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.
To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip planner.

Getting from Dallas to Fort Worth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You'll set off for College Station on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Fort Worth

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

College Station

— 1 night
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Reveille Gravesite, catch a live event at Kyle Field, then take an in-depth tour of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Santa's Wonderland, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the American GI, then do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Center.

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Getting from Fort Worth to College Station by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in College Station are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in College Station

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and then wander the streets of 6th Street.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Austin trip tool.

Traveling by car from College Station to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Austin sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

San Antonio

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission San Jose are in your itinerary. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Grape Creek Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Little Church of La Villita.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel planner.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Galveston

— 2 nights

The Oleander City

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and finally wander the streets of The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galveston vacation maker app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Galveston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect nights in Galveston to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.

Galveston Island travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.