19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Hartford
Bus + Fly:  7 h
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
End: Hartford

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Houston. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Houston online itinerary planner.

Hartford to Houston is an approximately 7- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hartford to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hartford in August; daily highs in Houston reach 95°F and lows reach 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 16th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Calais Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally make a trip to Main Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fredericksburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in August, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hye
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

4
nights
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip site.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Fredericksburg in August, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

3
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Aransas (Fly It Port A & Port Aransas Beach) and Rockport (Windway Gallery & Rockport Beach). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, take in the waterfront activity at Corpus Christi Municipal Marina, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi vacation builder app.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Rockport
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

3
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
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 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally look for gifts at Seas the Day. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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