14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

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14 days in Texas Itinerary

Vaxjo
Fly:  23​h
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h 15​min
Fort Davis
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Vaxjo

2
days
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 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, and then hike along The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park, and then Head underground at Cave Without a Name.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio holiday maker tool

Vaxjo, Sweden to San Antonio is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Vaxjo to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vaxjo in April, things will get much hotter in San Antonio: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cave Without a Name, Landa Park
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns
Landa Park ©
Landa Park

2
days
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 17th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol and then admire the majestic nature at Inks Lake State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Austin route planner

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Inks Lake State Park
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Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
days
South Padre Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island travel route builder site

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
days
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, and then admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Davis trip itinerary maker tool

Getting from South Padre Island to Fort Davis by combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, expect much colder with lows of 5°C in Fort Davis. You will leave for Glen Rose on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Presidio County Courthouse, Balmorhea State Park
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Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park

1
day
Glen Rose

Glen Rose
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 26th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glen Rose trip itinerary planning tool

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Glen Rose takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Davis in April since evenings lows in Glen Rose dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

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