10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of the city life by going to Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Barton Springs Pool. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Texas State Capitol and Mount Bonnell. Step out of Austin with an excursion to San Marcos Premium Outlets in San Marcos--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, and look for gifts at Central Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin road trip tool .

Boston to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Austin is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 98°F and lows of 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

Side Trip

San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For maps and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
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 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Padre Island National Seashore.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi journey planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in August, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are little chillier, around 89°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 Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
On the 25th (Sun), take a stroll through The Strand, look for gifts at Murdochs, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galveston online route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Galveston sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Murdochs ©
Murdochs

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