10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Waco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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 1st (Fri): get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, then stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner .

Atlanta to Galveston is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Galveston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
South Padre Island

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 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Judd Foundation, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Madera Canyon Hiking Trail.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Fort Davis takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect cooler evenings in Fort Davis when traveling from South Padre Island in May, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Judd Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
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 6th (Wed): do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), then admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Narrow Path Winery, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, and finally cruise along Willow City Loop.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fredericksburg, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stonewall
Highlights from your plan
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in May: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 87°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Waco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Waco sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

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