14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

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14 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Lubbock
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum.

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

Phoenix to Lubbock is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Lubbock reach 85°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Buddy Holly Center ©
The Buddy Holly Center
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Spice Village.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Waco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lubbock to Waco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Waco is a bit warmer than Lubbock - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Spice Village ©
Spice Village

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moody Mansion and Galveston Railroad Museum. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lone Star Flight Museum, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, stop by Murdochs, and learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Waco in September since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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 Texas State Capitol will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission San Jose and The Guenther House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos), New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & Barn Pottery) and Harry Ransom Center (in Austin). There's still lots to do: hike along The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from South Padre Island to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Austin, New Braunfels, San Marcos Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Guenther House Museum ©
The Guenther House Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art, and then contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Museum Complex.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online travel route 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 September, with highs in Fredericksburg at 87°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Balmorhea State Park. On your second day here, look and learn at McDonald Observatory and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip builder site .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Davis: highs are around 82°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Balmorhea State Park, Museum of the Big Bend
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park

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