8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner
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Corpus Christi
— 1 day
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Fly to Midland/Odessa, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Dallas
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi — 1 day

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 9th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitecap Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi online tour itinerary planner.

Birmingham to Corpus Christi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

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 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and finally get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids, get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo, then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin itinerary planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Big Bend National Park.
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Big Bend National Park — 1 night

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 14th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and then stroll through Lost Mine Trail.

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Getting from Austin to Big Bend National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park — 1 night

The eponymous range that fills Guadalupe Mountains National Park creates a magnificent break in the barrenness of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Frijole Ranch and then explore the activities along Smith Spring.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Guadalupe Mountains National Park vacation builder app.

Getting from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Big Bend National Park to Guadalupe Mountains National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Guadalupe Mountains National Park: highs are around 89°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dallas.
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Dallas — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at The Dallas World Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Dallas. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Guadalupe Mountains National Park in July, expect Dallas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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