10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
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Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Head to 6th Street and Central Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of Austin to go to San Marcos and see San Marcos Premium Outlets, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Austin planner.

Boston to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Austin at 98°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip builder app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in August, you will find days in South Padre Island are little chillier (89°F), and nights are about the same (79°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): wander the streets of The Strand, stop by Murdochs, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

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You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.