10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly to Midland/Odessa, Bus to Alpine, Taxi to Fort Davis
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive
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Waco
— 1 night
Drive
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fort Davis

— 2 nights
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): gain a rich perspective with Chinati Foundation, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis road trip website.

Chicago to Fort Davis is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Chicago in March, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Davis: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg holiday website.

Getting from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Fort Davis in April, with lows around 53°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wineries

Glen Rose

— 1 night
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glen Rose holiday maker app.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Glen Rose by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Waco online holiday planner.

You can drive from Glen Rose to Waco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, and finally make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip builder site.

You can drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Waco in April, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for 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.
On the 7th (Sat), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: 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.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for South Padre Island using our trip planner.

You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.