15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
3
Lubbock
— 1 night
4
Fort Davis
— 1 night
5
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
7
Austin
— 4 nights

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 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thensteep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston online itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Galveston is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in September: high temperatures in Galveston hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Port Isabel Lighthouse ©
Port Isabel Lighthouse

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 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Buddy Holly Center, thensee the interesting displays at Silent Wings Museum, thensteep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lubbock day trip planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Lubbock by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from South Padre Island in September since evenings lows in Lubbock dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Davis.

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
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 26th (Thu), look and learn at McDonald Observatory, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort Davis travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lubbock to Fort Davis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Lubbock in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Fort Davis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Big Bend
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, thenlearn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, thensteep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fredericksburg, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden ©
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, explore the world behind art at Briscoe Western Art Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, thensee a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District, and finally view the masterpieces at Barn Pottery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Bell Creameries and Bonfire Memorial. Texas State Capitol and The Driskill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station), Waco (Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum & Waco Mammoth National Monument) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum and walk around Mount Bonnell.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Austin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

College Station, Waco, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Blue Bell Creameries
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

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