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
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and then take in the history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Antonio using our trip planner.

Laredo to San Antonio is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Austin journey site .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo and then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Water Wall, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then stroll through Hermann Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Houston road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium and then kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi sightseeing 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, daily temperatures in Corpus Christi can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion

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