12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Railean Rum Distillery
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Railean Rum Distillery ©
Railean Rum Distillery
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at USS LEXINGTON, steep yourself in history at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, and then stroll through Port Aransas Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Houston to Corpus Christi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Aransas Beach, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally stroll through The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio road trip site .

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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 12th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg day trip tool .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
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Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Barton Springs Pool and Barton Creek Greenbelt. And it doesn't end there: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, and take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin tour itinerary website .

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 in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, wander the streets of Sundance Square, and then see Lifestylez Nails Spa. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dallas itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Lifestylez Nails Spa
Highlights from your plan

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