10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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

— 1 day
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 9th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island road trip app.

Greenville to South Padre Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Greenville to South Padre Island. Traveling from Greenville in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

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Traveling by car from South Padre Island to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, San Antonio is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Fredericksburg

— 3 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Get outdoors at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Willow City Loop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luckenbach Texas General Store and Pioneer Museum. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in April, with highs in Fredericksburg at 76°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, and then take a stroll through SoCo District.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally stop by East End Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galveston itinerary planner.

Getting from Austin to Galveston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Galveston, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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.