15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rockport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Marcos
— 1 day
Drive to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Murdochs and Galveston Island State Park. Visit Moody Mansion and 1892 Bishop's Palace for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, steep yourself in history at 1859 Ashton Villa, and stop by The Witchery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston journey maker site.

Oslo, Norway to Galveston is an approximately 120-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Oslo to Galveston. In August, Galveston is warmer than Oslo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
Head to Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard and South Padre Island Farmer's Marketfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island sightseeing planning tool.

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 August, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rockport

Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, stop by Gratitude, and then take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rockport Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rockport online trip builder.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Rockport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. September in Rockport sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Rockport

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Fredericksburg

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 Rustlin' Rob's Texas Gourmet Foods and James Avery Craftsmanfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Luckenbach Texas General Store. Get out of town with these interesting Fredericksburg side-trips: Love Creek Orchards (in Medina), Camp Verde General Store (in Camp Verde) and Wolfmuellers Bookstore (in Kerrville). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Der Kuchen Laden, don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Old Tunnel State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg route site.

Traveling by car from Rockport to Fredericksburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Rockport in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to San Marcos.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Marcos

San Marcos is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets San Marcos and then get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Marcos trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Marcos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in San Marcos are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Marcos

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.