16 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

16 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Texas Plains holiday planner

Make it your trip
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McAllen
— 2 nights
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Goliad
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 10 nights
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McAllen

— 2 nights
McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. McAllen is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, stroll through Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Lomita Mission RV Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our McAllen trip itinerary planning website.

Los Angeles to McAllen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in McAllen at 91°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Goliad.

Things to do in McAllen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goliad

— 3 nights
Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Goliad side-trips: Cuero (Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum & The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Presidio La Bahia, admire the majestic nature at Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Fannin Memorial Monument, and view the masterpieces at Square Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goliad itinerary maker.

Getting from McAllen to Goliad by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from McAllen in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goliad, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Goliad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 10 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio journey planner.

Traveling by car from Goliad to San Antonio takes 2 hours. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks