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
Drive
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Goliad
— 3 nights
Drive
3
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, admire the majestic nature at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, view the masterpieces at Nuevo Santadar Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the McAllen online travel planner.

Los Angeles to McAllen is an approximately 23-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to McAllen. 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 go by car to Goliad.
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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, see the interesting displays at Goliad Market House Museum, admire the majestic nature at Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goliad Brewing.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Goliad trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from McAllen to Goliad takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from McAllen in October, Goliad is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

San Antonio — 10 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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. 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, contemplate the long history 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.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks