15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  18​h 30​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs. On your second day here, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston itinerary builder website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Galveston is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In September, Galveston is warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): 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 then enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., take 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.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at The Buddy Holly Center, then see the interesting displays at Silent Wings Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Ranching Heritage Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lubbock day trip tool .

You can fly from South Padre Island to Lubbock in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Lubbock. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort Davis vacation planner.

You can drive from Lubbock to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lubbock in September since evenings lows in Fort Davis dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of the Big Bend
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

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, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, and finally contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fredericksburg, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

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): steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then trek along The San Antonio River Walk, then take an in-depth tour of 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, examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Barn Pottery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in September: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blue Bell Creameries and Bonfire Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Venture out of the city with trips to Waco (Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum & Waco Mammoth National Monument), George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (in College Station) and Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the 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 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

College Station, Waco, Blue Bell Creameries, Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Bonfire Memorial ©
Bonfire Memorial

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