11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
1
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Dallas

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner.

Dallas to South Padre Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Dallas in March, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Galveston Naval Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galveston holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Galveston are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 28th (Thu), browse the collection at Jeff Davis County Library, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Davis road trip site .

Traveling by car from Galveston to Fort Davis takes 10.5 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Fort Davis when traveling from Galveston in March, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
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 30th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally experience rural life at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg sightseeing planner .

Getting from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg by car takes about 6.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Davis in March since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Willow City Loop ©
Willow City Loop
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally stop by Spice Village.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Waco fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Waco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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