11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
South Padre Island
— 1 day
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Athens
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
On the 9th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to South Padre Island is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, car, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to South Padre Island is minus 8 hours. In January, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Brushy Creek Lake Park, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then take a stroll through South Congress Avenue. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally wander the streets of 6th Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Austin trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Austin, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Brushy Creek Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to The San Antonio River Walk and Medina River Natural Area. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, play a few rounds at Palmer Course at La Cantera, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and wander the streets of Southtown.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
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 15th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Sister Creek Vineyards, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Calais Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Hye Meadow Winery, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Lost Draw Cellars.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hye, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Sister Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): learn about winemaking at 3 P's in a Vine Winery and Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Black Beauty Ranch.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Athens in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In January, daytime highs in Athens are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Black Beauty Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center ©
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

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