27 days in Texas Itinerary

27 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 2 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.
Visiting Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Fort Worth Botanic Garden will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Explore Dallas' surroundings by going to Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum, Thistle Hill House Museum, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, contemplate the waterfront views at White Rock Lake Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dallas online tour itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Dallas is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Dallas. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
You'll explore and learn at LBJ Presidential Library and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Delaware Springs Golf Course (in Burnet) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of the Pacific War and Wedding Oak Winery. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, don't miss a visit to Main Street, experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, and sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Fredericksburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Parks · 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.
Shop till you drop at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and La Villita Historic Arts Village are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

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Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in April: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Corpus Christi

— 2 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 19th (Thu): look for gifts at La Palmera, Corpus Christi and then stroll through Port Aransas Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip planning tool.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace and then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through The Strand and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

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

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.