19 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

19 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Texas Plains route builder

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McAllen
— 3 nights
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Goliad
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 12 nights
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McAllen

— 3 nights
McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, deepen your understanding at South Texas College, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Lomita Mission RV Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the McAllen sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles to McAllen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to McAllen. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get somewhat warmer in McAllen: highs are around 91°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Goliad.

Things to do in McAllen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Goliad

— 3 nights
Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Goliad: Cuero (Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum & The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Presidio La Bahia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goliad Brewing, and appreciate the history behind Fannin Memorial Monument.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goliad sightseeing planner.

You can drive from McAllen to Goliad in 3.5 hours. Traveling from McAllen in October, Goliad is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Goliad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 12 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: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip site.

You can drive from Goliad to San Antonio in 2 hours. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping