15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Galveston
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Water Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, then kick back and relax at Pine Gully Park, and then stroll around Smither Park.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Houston travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Houston reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Galveston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On your second day here, stroll through Quintana Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Galveston Pocket Park 2.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Galveston, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Corpus Christi travel route app.

You can fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Galveston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Get outdoors at Natural Bridge Caverns and Bracken Bat Flight. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, take in the history at Mission San Jose, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio day trip site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Antonio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg online trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in April, with highs in Fredericksburg at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

Make your Austin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, Austin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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.