7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  3​h
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get in touch with nature at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Barton Springs Pool. Museum-lovers will get to explore LBJ Presidential Library and Harry Ransom Center. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, wander the streets of 6th Street, and shop like a local with South Congress Avenue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip planning tool .

Houston to Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planning app .

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fredericksburg, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then explore the galleries of The Alamo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take a stroll through La Villita Historic Arts Village.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in April; daily highs in San Antonio reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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