13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Visiting Quintana Beach and Pine Gully Park will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Center Houston and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Kemah to see Kemah Boardwalk about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Houston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Houston due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Houston at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, Pine Gully Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Quintana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Houston Audubon ©
Houston Audubon

1
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 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Houston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

3
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.
Relax by the water at Padre Island National Seashore and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. Escape the urban bustle at Port Aransas Beach and Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture & Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center) and Rockport Beach (in Rockport).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi online itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Rockport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall ©
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall

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 Natural Bridge Caverns and The Alamo make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Antonio, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Bring the kids along to Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Austin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Austin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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