9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas itinerary planner

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 2 nights

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.
Miller Outdoor Theatre has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and then see a show at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip maker tool.

Nashville to Houston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Nashville in June, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 nights

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 list of things to see and do now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Strand, Galveston Naval Museum, and other attractions. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Stewart Beach, then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galveston trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Galveston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. You will leave for Austin on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats as well as Barton Springs Pool. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 73°F in Austin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 17th (Fri), browse the exhibits of The Alamo and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 74°F at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.