16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Dallas — 3 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Appreciate the collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Kids will enjoy Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace and take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas online sightseeing planner.

Luanda, Angola to Dallas is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Luanda to Dallas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Luanda in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Austin.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and Barton Springs Pool. When in Austin, make a side trip to see Play for all park in Round Rock, approximately Round Rock away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and shop like a local with South Congress Avenue.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin travel planner.

Fly from Dallas to Austin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Side Trip

San Antonio — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War. Get a sense of the local culture at Mission San Jose and La Villita Historic Arts Village. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and see the interesting displays at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
Side Trip

Corpus Christi — 2 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Padre Island National Seashore. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Port Aransas Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip itinerary app.

Getting from San Antonio to Corpus Christi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. June in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

South Padre Island — 1 night

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip builder tool.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in June: highs in South Padre Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Houston.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Houston — 1 night

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 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find out how to plan a trip to Houston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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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.