15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planning site.

New York City to Fredericksburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Fredericksburg: highs are around 58°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge Caverns and Bracken Bat Flight. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission San Jose and Mission Espada. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, take a stroll through Southtown, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning website.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in January, with highs in San Antonio at 64°F and lows at 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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.
Get in touch with nature at Padre Island National Seashore and Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site. Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Goose Island State Park (in Rockport), Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell) and Port Aransas Beach (in Port Aransas).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip tool.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
On the 20th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc.. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and then walk around Hugh Ramsey Nature Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of the city life by going to Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Barton Springs Pool. Your inner history buff will appreciate Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, walk around Mount Bonnell, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and make a trip to South Congress Avenue.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Austin, with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.