27 days in Texas Itinerary

27 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Houston
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Fort Worth
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Children's Museum of Houston and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection and examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Houston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Houston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, things will get a bit cooler in Houston: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Thu), engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, and finally visit East End Historic District.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galveston online holiday planner.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Galveston, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Visiting South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Sea Turtle, Inc. will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rockport Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Padre Island National Seashore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Corpus Christi planning website.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Alamo and King William Historic District. Briscoe Western Art Museum and McNay Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, examine the collection at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, and take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio day trip app.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lost Maples State Natural Area and Becker Vineyards (Winery). Get some cultural insight at Pioneer Museum and Grape Creek Vineyards. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. You'll explore and learn at LBJ Presidential Library and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos), Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, and wander the streets of 6th Street.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth

— 2 nights

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Thistle Hill House Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Sundance Square.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Fort Worth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.