8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

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Frisco
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Valley International Airport, Fly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Drive to Llano
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Llano
— 1 night
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Frisco
— 1 night
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Frisco

— 1 day
Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. On the 17th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, admire the natural beauty at Texas Sculpture Garden, then make a trip to Historic Downtown McKinney, and finally examine the collection at National Videogame Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Frisco trip planner.

Dallas to Frisco is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of tram and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Frisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel route planner.

Getting from Frisco to San Antonio by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Frisco in October, you will find days in San Antonio are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then look for gifts at Seas the Day, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Corpus Christi in October since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Llano.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Llano

— 1 night
Llano is a city in Llano County, Texas, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park and then cruise along Bluebonnet Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Llano online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from South Padre Island to Llano with the Route module. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Llano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Llano

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Frisco

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): have fun and explore at Play Street Museum - Frisco, then wander the wide-open spaces of Southfork Ranch, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stroll around Dog Park at Bonnie Wenk. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at The Westin Stonebriar Hotel and Golf Club and then test your problem-solving skills at Countdown 2 Escape.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Frisco journey website.

Traveling by car from Llano to Frisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Golf · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.