14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  1​h
1
Galveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Wimberley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Galveston

Galveston ©
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.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach, then take a stroll through East End Historic District, and then take a stroll through The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Murdochs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and then choose your vessel at Fishing Galveston TX.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galveston travel route app .

Houston to Galveston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Selena Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your knowledge of military history at USS LEXINGTON, get into the urban bustle at Goliad County Court House, then contemplate the long history of Presidio La Bahia, and finally appreciate the history behind Fannin Memorial Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Goliad
Highlights from your plan
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Selena Museum ©
Selena Museum
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

3
nights
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 4th (Sat), hike along Closed Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set, and then take a memorable drive along El Camino Del Rio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Homer Wilson Ranch and then play a few rounds at Lajitas Zipline.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Corpus Christi to Big Bend National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 96°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Outdoors Golf Adventure
Highlights from your plan
El Camino Del Rio ©
El Camino Del Rio
Closed Canyon ©
Closed Canyon
Homer Wilson Ranch ©
Homer Wilson Ranch

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo and then play a few rounds at Palmer Course at La Cantera. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to San Antonio in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Battle For Texas: The Experience ©

2
nights
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 8th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art, look for gifts at Rustlin' Rob's Texas Gourmet Foods, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally relax in the rural setting at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Museum of Western Art and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

Make your Fredericksburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Fredericksburg is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wimberley.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Museum of Western Art
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

3
nights
Wimberley

Wimberley ©
Wimberley is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Cabela's, then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, and then learn about winemaking at Spicewood Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gonzales Memorial Museum, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wimberley trip planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Wimberley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Wimberley sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 73°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Wimberley

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Gonzales, Cabela's, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Spicewood Vineyards, Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Gonzales Memorial Museum ©
Gonzales Memorial Museum
Spicewood Vineyards ©
Spicewood Vineyards

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