14 days in Texas Itinerary

14 days in Texas Itinerary

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14 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
6
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
7
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Bluff Dale Vineyards.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose online sightseeing planner .

Boston to Glen Rose is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Glen Rose, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in August: high temperatures in Glen Rose hover around 96°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bluff Dale Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Bluff Dale Vineyards ©
Bluff Dale Vineyards

1
day
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 7th (Wed), see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

Discover how to plan a Fort Davis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glen Rose to Fort Davis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Glen Rose in August, things will get little chillier in Fort Davis: highs are around 87°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Childrens Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©

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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), learn about winemaking at Calais Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fort Davis in August; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 93°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Calais Winery
Highlights from your plan
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in San Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally wander the streets of South Congress Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Austin in August, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are little chillier, around 89°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, and wander the streets of East End Historic District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Galveston trip maker tool .

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 August, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours

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