11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Milan
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  20​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
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Milan

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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the galleries of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally take a stroll through East End Historic District. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Lone Star Flight Museum, and then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Galveston travel site .

Milan, Italy to Galveston is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Galveston is minus 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Galveston hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island visit planning website .

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Galveston in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The San Antonio River Walk and Barn Pottery. Get some historical perspective at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Venture out of the city with trips to Vanderpool (Lost Maples State Natural Area & Lost Maples Winery), Austin (Texas State Capitol, South Congress Avenue, & more) and San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, enjoy some music at Japanese Tea Gardens, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, and admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planning tool .

You can drive from South Padre Island to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in San Antonio when traveling from South Padre Island in December, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Austin, New Braunfels, Vanderpool, San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally browse the exhibits of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), then sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at William Chris Vineyards.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Fredericksburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in January, with highs in Fredericksburg at 17°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Hye, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Luckenbach Texas General Store, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

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