13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

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13 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Harry Ransom Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Mount Bonnell.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Austin is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Harry Ransom Center ©
Harry Ransom Center

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 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and then make a trip to Main Street.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fredericksburg, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Parks Nature
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St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

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.
The Alamo and McNay Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns. There's much more to do: take in the history at Mission Espada, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio online route planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in May, with highs in San Antonio at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
McNay Art Museum ©
McNay Art Museum
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
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 23rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, Dallas is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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