15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Somervell County Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose day trip tool .

Newark to Glen Rose is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Glen Rose. Traveling from Newark in November, expect Glen Rose to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bluff Dale Vineyards
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bluff Dale Vineyards ©
Bluff Dale Vineyards

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then stop by Marfa Book Company, then examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Big Bend Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Davis online holiday planner .

You can drive from Glen Rose to Fort Davis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Glen Rose in November, Fort Davis is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alpine, Marfa Book Company
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Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

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.
Visit Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Pioneer Museum Complex for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Lost Maples State Natural Area and Becker Vineyards. Go for a jaunt from Fredericksburg to Hye to see Calais Winery about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip builder site .

Drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Hye, Lost Maples State Natural Area, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site

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 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, then examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally browse the exhibits of The Alamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 74°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bishop's Palace and Old City Cemetery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Jardin Del Mar and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Space Center Houston in Houston, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, wander the streets of East End Historic District, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galveston day trip planning app .

You can drive from San Antonio to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Galveston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Space Center Houston
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

3
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 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, immerse yourself in nature at Isla Blanca Park, and then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island tour planner .

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Isla Blanca Park ©
Isla Blanca Park

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