21 days in Texas & Nashville Itinerary

21 days in Texas & Nashville Itinerary

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21 days in Texas & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  5​h
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americasfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission Concepcion and King William Historic District. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Alamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally admire all the interesting features of Willow City Loop. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip planning website .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in May; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Stonewall, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©
Becker Vineyards ©
Becker Vineyards

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Chinati Foundation, then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fort Davis trip planner .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in May since evenings lows in Fort Davis dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Fort Davis

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Chinati Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Chinati Foundation ©
Chinati Foundation

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some cultural insight at Stones River National Battlefield and Lotz House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Arrington Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Carter House, Downtown Franklin, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and admire the masterpieces at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville route website .

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Fort Davis to Nashville in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nashville when traveling from Fort Davis in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Nashville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River National Battlefield, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace and then look for gifts at Murdochs.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galveston tour builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Nashville to Galveston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in May, Galveston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island vacation maker tool .

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Marcos Premium Outlets and SoCo District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas State Capitol and South Congress Avenue. Step out of Austin to go to Burnet and see Longhorn Cavern State Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin route planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, plan for little chillier nights in Austin, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trips

Longhorn Cavern State Park, San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets

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