15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waco
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Murdochs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then browse the exhibits of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Galveston. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Galveston are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

South Padre Island

— 1 night
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 11th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Alamo and San Antonio Museum of Art. Step off the beaten path and head to St Joseph Catholic Church and Landa Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos) and Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Mission San Jose, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, and explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in June: highs in San Antonio hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Davis

— 1 night
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Judd Foundation, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and finally browse the collection at Jeff Davis County Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fort Davis travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fort Davis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in June, Fort Davis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Head to Luckenbach Texas General Store and Agave Gallery Fine Artfor some retail therapy. Visiting Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Old Tunnel State Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then look for gifts at Spice Village, and finally examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco day trip website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Waco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

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.