10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

The Oleander City

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 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, then get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston day trip website.

Anchorage to Galveston is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Galveston, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Anchorage in December, with highs in Galveston at 65°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
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 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

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Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Galveston in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Driskill and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from South Padre Island in December, with highs in Austin at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Austin in December since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and finally steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk and then get engrossed in the history at Briscoe Western Art Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio travel planning tool.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.