9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Laredo
Drive:  3​h
1
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Laredo

1
night
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 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Comal River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip app .

Laredo to San Antonio is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Comal River
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Comal River ©
Comal River
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, explore and take pictures at Mount Bonnell, then explore and take pictures at Jacob's Well Natural Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jacob's Well Natural Area
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Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Chapel of St. Basil, explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, get a taste of life in the country at George Ranch Historical Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and finally find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston sightseeing planner.

Drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, George Ranch Historical Park, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
George Ranch Historical Park ©
George Ranch Historical Park
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

3
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Port Aransas Beach and Padre Island National Seashore. Do some cultural sightseeing at Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Rockport Art Center. Get out of town with these interesting Corpus Christi side-trips: Presidio La Bahia (in Goliad) and Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (in Rockport).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Houston to Corpus Christi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockport, Goliad, Port Aransas Beach
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