16 days in Texas & Hot Springs Itinerary

16 days in Texas & Hot Springs Itinerary

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1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
3
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
4
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
5
Canyon
— 2 nights
6
Hot Springs
— 1 night

5
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Quintana Beach and Surfside Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Seawall and Moody Mansion. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, stop by Murdochs, and wander the streets of The Strand.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary maker website.

Columbus to Galveston is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Columbus in June, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Surfside Beach, Quintana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 12th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio online trip maker.

Getting from Galveston to San Antonio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

3
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): trek along Lost Mine Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, and then see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Ghost Town Texas, thensee a world frozen in time at Terlingua, and then make a trip to Abandoned Contrabando Movie Set.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Big Bend National Park holiday planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Big Bend National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ghost Town Texas
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit ©

2
nights
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Guadalupe Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, with highs in Guadalupe Mountains National Park at °F and lows at °F. You will leave for Canyon on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Peak ©
Guadalupe Peak

2
nights
Canyon

Canyon ©
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. You've now added Palo Duro Canyon State Park to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canyon online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Canyon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Canyon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Canyon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Canyon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
You've now added Ouachita National Forest to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ouachita National Forest, and then make a trip to Arkansas Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planning site.

You can fly from Canyon to Hot Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Canyon in June, Hot Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Fordyce Bathhouse

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