9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel planner

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Fly
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
3
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Glen Rose
— Few hours
Drive
5
Waco
— 1 night
Drive
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive

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night
Houston

Bayou City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Holocaust Museum Houston, Water Wall and The Galleria. On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the thrill of live dance at The Galleria, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, and finally see where the action happens at Minute Maid Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Houston holiday planning app.

Grand Rapids to Houston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in April: high temperatures in Houston hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Water Wall ©
Waterfall
Water Wall
4.2
Minute Maid Park ©
Arena / Stadium
Minute Maid Park
4.6

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mission Trail, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the galleries of The Alamo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get interesting insight from Rio San Antonio Cruises. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then get to know the resident critters at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, and finally make a trip to Jacob's Well Natural Area.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Alamo ©
Must see
The Alamo
4.4
Mission Trail ©
Historic Walking Area
Mission Trail
4.7

3
nights
Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pedernales Falls State Park, Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and other attractions. On the 29th (Mon), admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then let little ones run wild at Zilker Playground, and finally admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Wildlife Area
Hamilton Pool Preserve
4.5

few
hours
Glen Rose

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fossil Rim Wildlife Center as well as Dinosaur Valley State Park. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then make a trip to Historic Downtown Glen Rose.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glen Rose trip planning tool.

Getting from Austin to Glen Rose by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Glen Rose are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You've added Waco Mammoth National Monument, Spice Village, The Findery, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), take a memorable tour with Waco River Safari and Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Waco day trip app.

You can drive from Glen Rose to Waco in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. May in Waco sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Spice Village ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Spice Village
4.3

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BayWatch Dolphin Tours, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Moody Mansion. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of East End Historic District, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then browse the exhibits of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with BayWatch Dolphin Tours, and finally contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galveston online travel route planner.

You can drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Waco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Galveston, with lows of 71°F. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
The Seawall ©
Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
4.6

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