33 days in Texas Itinerary

33 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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Corpus Christi

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Texas State Aquarium. USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and Presidio La Bahia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Port Aransas Beach and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Aransas (Fishing Charters & Tours & Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall and tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitecap Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi itinerary maker website.

San Antonio to Corpus Christi is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. August in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 7th (Sat), stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback and then stroll around Hugh Ramsey Nature Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in August, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Quintana Beach and El Jardin Del Mar. The Seawall and The Strand will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, explore the galleries of Moody Mansion, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston holiday app.

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Galveston, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Escape the urban bustle at Jason Catchings Hunting and Fishing Adventures and Big Thicket National Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook) and Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park.

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Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Dallas

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and Top O'Hill Terrace. Get some cultural insight at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dallas day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Canyon.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Canyon

— 1 night
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canyon trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dallas to Canyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: high temperatures in Canyon hover around 89°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Canyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Visiting Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Barton Creek Greenbelt will get you outdoors. Texas State Capitol and Elisabet Ney Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, immerse yourself in nature at McKinney Falls State Park, and visit 6th Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Austin road trip site.

Fly from Canyon to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canyon in August, with highs in Austin at 98°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Fredericksburg

— 3 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.
National Museum of the Pacific War and The Museum of Western Art will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mary's Catholic Church and Narrow Path Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Kerrville River Trail in Kerrville (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and explore the striking landscape at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg holiday website.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 93°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.
The Alamo and Mission San Jose will appeal to history buffs. Mission Concepcion and Mission Espada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Teach 'Em to Fish in Spring Branch, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and indulge your taste buds at Cottonwood Wine Tours.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary website.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.