8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Vanderpool
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Charlotte

1
night
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
On the 10th (Fri), stop by Murdochs and then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Galveston trip simple and quick.

Charlotte to Galveston is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Galveston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in April, Galveston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, and finally explore the world behind art at Cy Twombly Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Funeral History, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Houston online journey maker.

Getting from Galveston to Houston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Houston are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, then admire the masterpieces at Briscoe Western Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip app.

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vanderpool.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail

1
night
Vanderpool

Vanderpool ©
Vanderpool is a small unincorporated community in Bandera County in the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at West Trail, explore the activities along Lost Maples State Natural Area, and then do a tasting at Lost Maples Winery.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vanderpool road trip planning app.

Getting from San Antonio to Vanderpool by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for little chillier nights in Vanderpool, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Vanderpool

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples Winery ©
Lost Maples Winery

1
night
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Austin tour planner.

You can drive from Vanderpool to Austin in 3 hours. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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