8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin journey builder tool.

Chicago to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Austin is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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San Antonio

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.
On the 19th (Tue), Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then stroll through San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip builder tool.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Escape the urban bustle at Padre Island National Seashore and Malaquite Beach and Pavilion. You'll get in some beach time at Port Aransas Beach and Rockport Beach. Step out of Corpus Christi with an excursion to Fulton Mansion State Historic Site in Rockport--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.

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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. June in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.