10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation builder

Make it your trip
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galveston
— 2 nights
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Boerne
— 2 nights
Drive to San Antonio International Airport, Fly to Calgary

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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 19th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Alamo. On your second day here, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, make a trip to Main Plaza, then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to San Antonio is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to San Antonio. Traveling from Calgary in October, things will get warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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.
Space Center Houston has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple, then don't miss a visit to Water Wall, and then examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Hermann Park and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Galveston

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston visit site.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Galveston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Boerne.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Boerne

— 2 nights
Boerne is a city in and the county seat of Kendall County, Texas, United States, within the Texas Hill Country. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a memorable drive along River Road Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, Head underground at Cave Without a Name, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cibolo Nature Center.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boerne vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Boerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Galveston in October, Boerne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boerne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.

Galveston Island travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Gardens
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.