8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

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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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Dallas reach 83°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Port Aransas Beach and Rockport Beach. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall, make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi journey site .

You can fly from Dallas to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Aransas Beach, Rockport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall ©
Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip website .

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Antonio are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

1
night
Fredericksburg

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip tool .

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in May, with highs in Fredericksburg at 81°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Austin sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Austin sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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