15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Manchester

2
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.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Old City Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Kite's and Flagpoles Unlimited.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galveston trip itinerary planning site .

Manchester, UK to Galveston is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Galveston to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
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 7th (Mon), stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, then 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, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read South Padre Island trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard ©
Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard

1
day
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 8th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Judd Foundation, and finally stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Fort Davis in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from South Padre Island in October, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Fort Davis: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Judd Foundation
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McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Judd Foundation ©
Judd Foundation

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 9th (Wed), do a tasting at Narrow Path Winery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex, then view the masterpieces at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Fredericksburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerrville, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to King William Historic District and San Antonio Museum of Art. Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Barn Potteryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Star Contemporary, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in October; daily highs in San Antonio reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol and then revel in the low prices at San Marcos Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, then look for gifts at Waterloo Records, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

San Marcos Premium Outlets, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then stop by Spice Village, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally browse for treasures at LaSalle Shoppes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Old Fort Parker, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Parker State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Waco road trip planning website .

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Waco, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Mexia, Old Fort Parker
Highlights from your plan
Fort Parker State Park ©
Fort Parker State Park
Old Fort Parker ©
Old Fort Parker

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