12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

Walla Walla to Galveston is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Walla Walla in September, expect nights in Galveston to be warmer, around 78°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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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 10th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

4
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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
You'll explore and learn at Pioneer Museum and Agave Gallery Fine Art. Discover out-of-the-way places like Becker Vineyards (Winery) and Old Tunnel State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredericksburg: Lost Maples State Natural Area (in Vanderpool), Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip builder tool.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in September, plan for little chillier nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

2
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San Antonio

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Mission Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate San Antonio Museum of Art and McNay Art Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the history at Mission San Jose, get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip app.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in September: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 94°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.