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). There's still lots to do: walk around McAllen's New Park & Spray Ground, test your problem-solving skills at Trapped RGV Escape Rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Lomita Mission RV Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the McAllen itinerary builder website.

Los Angeles to McAllen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. 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.
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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Presidio La Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Square Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Fannin Memorial Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Goliad online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from McAllen to Goliad in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from McAllen in October since evenings lows in Goliad dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

San Antonio — 12 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, 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.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping