15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Glen Rose
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Glen Rose
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX, Fly to Manchester

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Glen Rose

— 2 nights
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Wiseman House, identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glen Rose tour planning website.

Manchester, UK to Glen Rose is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Glen Rose is minus 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in August, with highs in Glen Rose at 41°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 3 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.
Head to San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tower of the Americasfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mission Concepcion and Hamilton Pool Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Grape Creek Vineyards (in Fredericksburg) and Luckenbach Texas General Store (in Luckenbach). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Alamo and shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For maps and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Corpus Christi

— 3 nights

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 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Corpus Christi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
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 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 1892 Bishop's Palace and Tree Sculptures. Get some historical perspective at Moody Mansion and 1859 Ashton Villa. Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Space Center Houston in Houston--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Murdochs, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, admire the majestic nature at Galveston Island State Park, and cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston holiday planner.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.