8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  8​h
1
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kansas City

1
night
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip planner.

Kansas City to South Padre Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Kansas City in June, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip maker tool .

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Nature Outdoors Beaches
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), wander the streets of Southtown, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning app .

Getting from Corpus Christi to San Antonio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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

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 6th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg journey tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 88°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Driskill, then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then wander the streets of 6th Street, and finally wander the streets of South Congress Avenue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then get great views at Mount Bonnell, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip builder .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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