10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fort Worth
— 1 day
San Antonio
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
South Padre Island
— 2 nights


Fort Worth — 1 day

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Sundance Square, then get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, and then look for gifts at The British Emporium.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fort Worth online itinerary planner.

Dallas to Fort Worth is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

San Antonio — 3 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mission Concepcion and Gruene Historic District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission Espada and King William Historic District. Step out of San Antonio to go to San Marcos and see San Marcos Premium Outlets, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Antonio visit planner.

Getting from Fort Worth to San Antonio by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fort Worth in December: highs in San Antonio hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trips

Fredericksburg — 1 night

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 31st (Fri), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Museum, and then look for gifts at The Tinsmith's Wife.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg sightseeing website.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in December, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moody Mansion and Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Shop till you drop at The Bryan Museum and Tanger Outlets Houston. There's much more to do: get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, examine the collection at Texas City Museum, steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galveston online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Fredericksburg to Galveston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Galveston, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to South Padre Island.
Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Texas travel guide

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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.