13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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.
Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Over Texas. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take a tour by water with The Spirit of Dallas, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas online route maker.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Dallas is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Dallas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Dallas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Dallas

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fort Worth

— 1 night

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 1st (Thu), walk around Airfield Falls Trailhead & Conservation Park, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Worth Zoo, and finally admire the local landmark of Fort Worth Water Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Worth tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Fort Worth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort Worth to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

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 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In July, Fredericksburg is a bit cooler than Austin - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Tours

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 4th (Sun), get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, stroll through Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, and then take a pleasant ride with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi route planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

The Oleander City

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 6th (Tue): wander the streets of The Strand, see majestic marine mammals with Galveston Water Adventures, and then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galveston travel planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to Galveston by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Water Wall, then see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then play a few rounds at Hermann Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Galveston to Houston by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.