15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Houston
— 2 nights
Bus
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Bus to Houston, Fly to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly

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Houston

— 2 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.
You've now added Space Center Houston to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, then play a few rounds at Hermann Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston online trip itinerary builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Houston is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Houston is minus 3 hours. April in Houston sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Golf

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 8th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery and then wander the streets of The Strand.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galveston online route planner.

Take a bus from Houston to Galveston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Galveston, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio route builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galveston to San Antonio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Galveston in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in San Antonio. You will leave for Big Bend National Park on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in San Antonio

Nightlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
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 12th (Sun), trek along Lost Mine Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): hike along The Window Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park trip builder website.

Getting from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at 6th Street, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Blanton Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and finally wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Austin takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Big Bend National Park in April: highs in Austin hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and then take a stroll through Sundance Square.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Dallas are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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.