29 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

29 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

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29 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Concan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Eagle Pass
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Laredo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
McAllen
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kingsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Goliad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Washington DC

12
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.
King William Historic District and St Joseph Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mission Espada and AT&T Center. Go for a jaunt from San Antonio to Castroville to see St. Louis Catholic Church about 38 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's lots more to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to San Antonio is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to San Antonio. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Concan.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Louis Catholic Church
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Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada

2
nights
Concan

Concan ©
Concan is a small unincorporated community in Uvalde County in the southwestern portion of the Hill Country of Texas. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): Head underground at Frio Cave and then stroll through Garner State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Andy's on River Road.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Concan route website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Concan takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Concan can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Eagle Pass.

Things to do in Concan

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Garner State Park ©
Garner State Park
Andy's on River Road ©
Andy's on River Road

1
night
Eagle Pass

Eagle Pass ©
Eagle Pass is a city in and the county seat of Maverick County in the US state of Texas. On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Fort Duncan Museum, try your luck at Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, and then explore the activities along Maverick County Lake.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eagle Pass attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Concan to Eagle Pass takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in May, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Laredo.

Things to do in Eagle Pass

Parks Casinos Nature
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Maverick County Lake ©
Maverick County Lake
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel ©
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel
Fort Duncan Museum ©
Fort Duncan Museum

4
nights
Laredo

Laredo ©
Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Get some historical perspective at San Agustin Catholic Cathedral and Republic of the Rio Grande Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laredo Lemurs Baseball and Xtreme VR. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall del Norte, enjoy some diversion at Arena Gun Club, don't miss a visit to San Augustin Plaza, and immerse yourself in nature at Lake Casa Blanca International State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Laredo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Eagle Pass to Laredo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to McAllen.

Things to do in Laredo

Museums Parks Nature
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Republic of the Rio Grande Museum ©
Republic of the Rio Grande Museum
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral ©
San Agustin Catholic Cathedral
Mall del Norte ©
Mall del Norte

5
nights
McAllen

McAllen ©
McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. Quinta Mazatlan and La Lomita Mission will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley Nature Center and Mission Hike & Bike Trails. Step out of McAllen with an excursion to Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, take an in-depth tour of Museum of South Texas History, immerse yourself in nature at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, and browse the collection at McAllen Public Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our McAllen trip planner .

Getting from Laredo to McAllen by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kingsville.

Things to do in McAllen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mission, Edinburg, Weslaco, Main Event Entertainment
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Quinta Mazatlan ©
Quinta Mazatlan
National Butterfly Center ©
National Butterfly Center
Valley Nature Center ©
Valley Nature Center

1
night
Kingsville

Kingsville ©
Kingsville is a city in Texas. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Henrietta Memorial Center King Ranch Museum, then see the interesting displays at 1904 Train Depot, then stop by King Ranch Saddle Shop, and finally learn more about the world around you at John E. Conner Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kingsville journey builder .

Traveling by car from McAllen to Kingsville takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kingsville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goliad.

Things to do in Kingsville

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
John E. Conner Museum ©
John E. Conner Museum
1904 Train Depot ©
1904 Train Depot

3
nights
Goliad

Goliad ©
Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, sample the tasty concoctions at Goliad Brewing, then contemplate the long history of Presidio La Bahia, and finally appreciate the history behind Fannin Memorial Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Goliad County Court House, steep yourself in history at Hanging Tree, and then explore the ancient world of Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site.

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Drive from Kingsville to Goliad in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goliad

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Presidio La Bahia ©
Presidio La Bahia
Hanging Tree ©
Hanging Tree