15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner

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Dallas
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally ponder the world of politics at Dallas City Hall.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dallas day trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Dallas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Dallas. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get much warmer in Dallas: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then hunt for treasures at South Padre Island Farmer's Market.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip tool.

You can fly from Dallas to South Padre Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then stroll through Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip planner.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and Mission Concepcion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission San Jose and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

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You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in San Antonio are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg road trip app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in July; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Visiting Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, admire the striking features of The Driskill, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and look for gifts at Central Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin road trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. July in Austin sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Houston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): catch a live event at Minute Maid Park and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Houston, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums

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.