8 days in Kansas City & Texas Itinerary

8 days in Kansas City & Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Kansas City & Texas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Kansas City
— Few hours
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  11​h
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
San Antonio
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  5​h
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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Kansas City

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kansas City Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online trip maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kansas City. April in Kansas City sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Kansas City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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Room Escape Games
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Davis National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fort Davis trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Kansas City to Fort Davis in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kansas City in April, expect nights in Fort Davis to be little chillier, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fort Davis

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally hike along The San Antonio River Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Getting from Fort Davis to San Antonio by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then explore and take pictures at Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: highs in South Padre Island hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then look for gifts at The Witchery, then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Galveston tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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