7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
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Goliad
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Port Aransas
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary builder.

Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December in Austin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Goliad.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Goliad

Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. You've now added Presidio La Bahia to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Presidio La Bahia.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goliad online attractions planner.

You can drive from Austin to Goliad in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Goliad are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Goliad

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Port Aransas

— 2 nights
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mustang Island State Park as well as Padre Island National Seashore. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Texas Sealife Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Mustang Island State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Aransas tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Goliad to Port Aransas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Port Aransas can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

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 list of things to see and do now includes Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall, Whitecap Beach, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall, brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and finally kick back and relax at Whitecap Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi road trip site.

You can drive from Port Aransas to Corpus Christi in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll set off for San Antonio on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose and then admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Antonio are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.