11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 20th (Sun), snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then don't miss a visit to 6th Street, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Austin is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Austin are much hotter (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Old City Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally wander the streets of The Strand.

Start your trip to Galveston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Austin to Galveston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 25th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Padre Island National Seashore. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip planner .

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Corpus Christi when traveling from South Padre Island in September, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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

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 27th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, steep yourself in history at Little Church of La Villita, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then take a stroll through Southtown, and finally take a stroll around Tower of the Americas.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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