36 days in Texas Itinerary

36 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: San Antonio
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Waco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
San Antonio
— 5 nights
End: San Antonio

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Step out of Corpus Christi to go to Port Aransas and see Port Aransas Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, and kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi online vacation planner.

San Antonio to Corpus Christi is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. May in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

2
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
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 (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally look for gifts at Seas the Day. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

4
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Quintana Beach (in Quintana) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, don't miss a visit to Old City Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, and contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary website.

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Quintana Beach, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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 out of Houston with an excursion to Pine Gully Park in Seabrook--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Houston travel planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pine Gully Park
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston

2
nights
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): ride a horse along Old West Stables, then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amarillo trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Houston to Amarillo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Amarillo at 79°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at Cistercian Abbey, look for gifts at Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dallas driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Amarillo to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dallas, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Blooms Candy & Soda Pop Shop, Top O'Hill Terrace, Cistercian Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Step out of Waco with an excursion to Cedron Creek Park in Morgan--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos, have fun at H5 Tactical, browse the collection at The Texas Collection, and take in the architecture and design of Baylor University.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Waco road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cedron Creek Park
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Magnolia Market Silos ©
Magnolia Market Silos
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to College Station and see George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Fredericksburg is known for wineries, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Austin in May, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Kerrville Hills Winery, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, and admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Before you visit San Antonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 74°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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