8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

Make it your trip
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
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Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker site.

Newark to Dallas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Dallas is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

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Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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 4th (Fri): take a stroll through La Villita Historic Arts Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally steep yourself in history at The Alamo. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip planning website.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Corpus Christi

— 2 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.