13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
South Padre Island
— 1 night
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
3
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
6
Austin
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): 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 up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Washington DC to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in South Padre Island at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

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

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 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in April: highs in Corpus Christi hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

1
night
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 10th (Fri), trek along Lost Mine Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Tuff Canyon Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon, and then trek along Ernst Tinaja Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Big Bend National Park online tour planner.

Drive from Corpus Christi to Big Bend National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Corpus Christi in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Big Bend National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, thenlearn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in April, with highs in Fredericksburg at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Charles Beckendorf Gallery ©
Charles Beckendorf Gallery
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld and The San Antonio River Walk will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, make a trip to Main Plaza, wander the streets of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get outdoors at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Family-friendly places like Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Texas State Capitol will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, wander the streets of 6th Street, shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, and walk around Mount Bonnell.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Austin travel site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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