22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Austin
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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Galveston
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Texas Military Forces Museum and Gonzales Memorial Museum. Get some cultural insight at Texas State Cemetery and Texas State Capitol. Step out of Austin with an excursion to St. Mary's Church High Hill in Schulenburg--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and examine the collection at South Austin Museum of Popular Culture.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning tool.

Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, you will find days in Austin are a bit warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

3
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San Antonio

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Alamo and Pioneer Museum. Let the collections at San Antonio Museum of Art and Witte Museum capture your imagination. Step out of San Antonio to go to Comfort and see The Tinsmith's Wife, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church and shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip website.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

4
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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.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park and Laguna Madre Nature Trail will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Sea Turtle, Inc.. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Karen's Custom Toe Rings, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island tour planner.

Getting from San Antonio to South Padre Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in South Padre Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

3
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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Appreciate the collections at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and The Art Museum of South Texas. Visit Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Presidio La Bahia for their historical value. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, shop like a local with The Art Center of Corpus Christi, examine the collection at Texas Surf Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Corpus Christi, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Galveston

The Oleander City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Bryan Museum and MiArt Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at East End Historic District and Old City Cemetery. When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Surfside Beach in Surfside Beach, approximately Surfside Beach away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Galveston Island Brewing, see the interesting displays at The Galveston Children's Museum, and stop by Murdochs.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston online trip maker.

Fly from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in January, you will find days in Galveston are slightly colder (61°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at McFaddin-Ward House Museum and The Heritage Society. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glenwood Cemetery and Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History (in La Porte), H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum of Texas (in Huntsville) and Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica (in Beaumont). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in February, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Galveston Island travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.