11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Houston
— 1 night
2
South Padre Island
— 1 night
3
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
5
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
6
Austin
— 3 nights

1
night
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 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Houston is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in April, things will get warmer in Houston: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Strand
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Strand ©
The Strand
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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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 11th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Houston in April since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then stroll through Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in April: highs in Corpus Christi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall ©
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, thentake in the history at Mission San Jose, thenbrowse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio travel route planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, thenlearn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg visit planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Lost Draw Cellars ©
Lost Draw Cellars
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get outdoors at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Visit Texas State Capitol and St. Mary's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Austin journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

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