15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route planner

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Fort Worth
— 1 night
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Waco
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Fort Worth

— 1 night

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 1st (Wed), stop by Sundance Square.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Fort Worth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Fort Worth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Fort Worth to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are much warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Gourmet Gallery, look for gifts at Spice Village, examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Sironia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Bell County Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waco travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Worth to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

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 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Martin Scott, then learn about winemaking at Hye Meadow Winery, then have fun and explore at Science Mill, and finally experience rural life at Wildseed Farms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vereins Kirche Museum, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then do a tasting at Chisholm Trail Winery, then view the masterpieces at Kerr Arts & Cultural Center Inc., and finally learn more about the world around you at Riverside Nature Center.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg online route planner.

Drive from Waco to Fredericksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

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 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then get a taste of the local shopping with 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: explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then explore the activities along Comal River, and finally explore the activities along Landa Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Antonio online trip builder.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Fredericksburg in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, and finally revel in the low prices at Round Rock Premium Outlets.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Austin online trip itinerary maker.

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 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
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 next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Port Isabel Historical Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in August, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

The Oleander City

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 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, stop by East End Historic District, and then wander the streets of The Strand. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at 1859 Ashton Villa, tour the water at your own pace with Fishing Galveston TX, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach, and finally stop by Murdochs.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galveston itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation · Neighborhoods

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.