11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
+3
train + Fly + foot + bus:  16​h
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Bournemouth

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through The Strand, and then take a stroll through East End Historic District.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary builder site .

Bournemouth, UK to Galveston is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in September, things will get much warmer in Galveston: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Neighborhoods Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Port Aransas Beach.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. September in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 21st (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 see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of 6th Street, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally make a trip to South Congress Avenue.

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Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in September, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pearl Brewery, wander the streets of Southtown, explore the galleries of The Alamo, then trek along The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then contemplate the long history of Little Church of La Villita, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip app .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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