9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Austin. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Austin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Thinkery ©
Thinkery
Texas Military Forces Museum ©
Texas Military Forces Museum
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, then get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos, examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and then get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Waco are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and finally contemplate the long history of King William Historic District.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Waco to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge ©
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge

2
nights
South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 29th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip maker app .

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in June: highs in South Padre Island hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 75°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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