11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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1
Dallas
— Few hours
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
4
Houston
— 2 nights
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
6
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
7
Austin
— 2 nights

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hours
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dallas trip planning website.

Oklahoma City to Dallas is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

1
day
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 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Seas the Day, then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to South Padre Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Seas the Day ©
Seas the Day

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 1st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum ©

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see where the action happens at Minute Maid Park, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

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.
Attractions like SeaWorld and Natural Bridge Caverns make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get slightly colder in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, then steep yourself in history at The Driskill, then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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