7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  5​h
1
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
End: Dayton

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cockrell Butterfly Center as well as Space Center Houston. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then steep yourself in history at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner .

Dayton to Houston is an approximately 5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dayton to Houston. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dayton in April: high temperatures in Houston hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Moody Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a stroll through The Strand.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Galveston vacation planning site .

Drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Galveston sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Strand ©
The Strand
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Hamilton Pool Preserve. Get outdoors at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Pedernales Falls State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at King William Historic District, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, and browse the exhibits of The Alamo.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Galveston to San Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Galveston in April, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Pedernales Falls State Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Pedernales Falls State Park ©
Pedernales Falls State Park
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

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