9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly
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El Paso
— 2 nights
Fly

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Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, then explore the world behind art at Rothko Chapel, and finally get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature

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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

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 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Sealife Center, kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, and then admire the local landmark of Corpus Christi Watergardens.

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Getting from Houston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, stop by Waterloo Records, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

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Getting from Corpus Christi to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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San Antonio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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El Paso

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about all things military at War Eagles Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Albino, then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, and finally look for gifts at Heart of the Desert Pistachios & Wine. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Paso Zoo, and then cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

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Fly from San Antonio to El Paso in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in October; daily highs in El Paso reach 82°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.