11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, The Strand, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Houston route maker tool.

Atlanta to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: high temperatures in Houston hover around 90°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 3 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Aransas (Chute 'Em Up Parasailing & Port Aransas Beach). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, trot along with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi, and identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. September in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District & Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, don't miss a visit to Giant Eyeball, get a new perspective on things with The Spirit of Dallas, and steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip builder tool.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.