15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
San Antonio
— 4 nights
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights


Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pedernales Falls State Park and Willow City Loop. Head to South Congress Avenue and Wild About Musicfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Austin with a short trip to Longhorn Cavern State Park in Burnet, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Austin journey builder website.

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

San Antonio — 4 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Mission San Jose and King William Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Mission Trail and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Cave Without a Name (in Boerne) and Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Mission Espada, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio sightseeing website.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to South Padre Island.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.
On the 18th (Mon), stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island vacation planning tool.

You can fly from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Galveston, Galveston Island — 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Galveston Naval Museum and Moody Mansion. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galveston Railroad Museum and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Houston, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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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.