13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Thu), stop by The Witchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, browse the exhibits of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of 1859 Ashton Villa.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galveston journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Galveston is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Galveston at 29°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through South Congress Avenue and then revel in the low prices at San Marcos Premium Outlets. On your second day here, take a stroll through SoCo District, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Galveston to Austin in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in April, Austin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 4 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
For shopping fun, head to Luckenbach Texas General Store or Agave Gallery Fine Art. Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Museum and St. Mary's Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Willow City Loop, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and stop by Der Kuchen Laden.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mission Trail and King William Historic District. Shop till you drop at The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americas. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Mission San Jose, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, make a trip to La Villita Historic Arts Village, and explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio road trip website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Texas travel guide

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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.