11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Oklahoma City

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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 see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Make your Dallas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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, Dallas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

1
day
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 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Seas the Day, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island travel planner.

You can fly from Dallas to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in South Padre Island are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 1st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, 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.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galveston tour planning website .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

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

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 problem-solving skills at Escape Hunt, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then make a trip to Water Wall.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus 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 ©
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 San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Antonio vacation site .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

1
night
Fredericksburg

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg holiday app .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in July; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 93°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
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 witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Austin are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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