10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Galveston
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Port Aransas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Rockport
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Galveston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moody Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Old City Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and then take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery. On your second day here, shop like a local with The Strand, cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens.

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Dallas to Galveston is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dallas in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Galveston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

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

2
nights
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.
You've now added USS Lexington Museum on the Bay to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, and then don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then enjoy the sand and surf at Padre Island National Seashore.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip maker site.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Galveston in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

1
night
Port Aransas

Port Aransas ©
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Aransas itinerary planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to Port Aransas by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Corpus Christi in March, expect nights in Port Aransas to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rockport.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rockport trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Aransas to Rockport takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Texas Maritime Museum ©
Texas Maritime Museum

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take an unorthodox tour of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip maker site.

You can drive from Rockport to Fredericksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rockport in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally stop by Waterloo Records.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Austin, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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