28 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

28 days in South Texas Plains Itinerary

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McAllen
— 5 nights
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Goliad
— 5 nights
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Concan
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 15 nights
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McAllen — 5 nights

McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quinta Mazatlan and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Get in touch with nature at Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around McAllen: South Padre Island (Sea Turtle, Inc. & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Hugh Ramsey Nature Park (in Harlingen) and Estero Llano Grande State Park (in Weslaco). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The McAllen Heritage Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle, identify plant and animal life at McAllen Nature Center, and engage your brain at International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our McAllen trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to McAllen is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in June, expect McAllen to be much warmer, temps between 43°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Goliad.
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Goliad — 5 nights

Goliad is a city in Goliad County, Texas, United States. Get some historical perspective at Presidio La Bahia and Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. Explore hidden gems such as Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Hanging Tree. Venture out of the city with trips to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (in Austwell) and The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas (in Cuero). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Goliad Market House Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Goliad Brewing, don't miss a visit to Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, and stop by Square Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Goliad journey builder app.

You can drive from McAllen to Goliad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from McAllen in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goliad: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Concan.
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Concan — 2 nights

Concan is a small unincorporated community in Uvalde County in the southwestern portion of the Hill Country of Texas. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Alamo Village Movie Location, then contemplate the long history of Fort Clark Springs, and then examine the collection at Fort Alamo. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Andy's on River Road, explore the fascinating underground world of Frio Cave, and then get a dose of the wild on Frio Bat Flight Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Concan day trip app.

Drive from Goliad to Concan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Concan, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 15 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.
The Alamo and Mission Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission San Jose and Mission Espada. Venture out of the city with trips to Austin (Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, Barton Springs Pool, &more), Sister Creek Vineyards (in Sisterdale) and Stonewall (Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site & Kuhlman Cellars). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Kerrville River Trail, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip maker website.

Drive from Concan to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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