26 days in Texas Itinerary

26 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Dallas

— 5 nights

Big D

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Top O'Hill Terrace will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose) and Fort Worth (Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Kimbell Art Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see where the action happens at AT&T Stadium, and explore the activities along White Rock Lake Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dallas is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dallas, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, expect Dallas to be colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Head to South Congress Avenue and Central Marketfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Texas State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin itinerary app.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Head to Agave Gallery Fine Art and Der Kuchen Ladenfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and St. Mary's Catholic Church. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, stroll through Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Fredericksburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. You'll explore and learn at Blue Star Contemporary and McNay Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in April, with highs in San Antonio at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Corpus Christi

— 3 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Padre Island National Seashore and Rockport Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Port Aransas Beach and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and stop by La Palmera, Corpus Christi.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Corpus Christi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

Before you visit South Padre Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in April: highs in South Padre Island hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace and then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Strand and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

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Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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.