8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

Make it your trip
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planning app.

New York City to San Antonio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to San Antonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, San Antonio is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island road trip planning website.

You can fly from Austin to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in June, you will find days in South Padre Island are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of 1859 Ashton Villa and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston attractions app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Galveston are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.