15 days in Texas Itinerary

15 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 2 nights
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Burnet
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galveston Naval Museum and 1892 Bishop's Palace. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, and get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galveston holiday planner.

London, UK to Galveston is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Galveston hover around 29°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.
Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

South Padre Island — 2 nights

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 14th (Thu): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip builder website.

You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Austin.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, then view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, and finally shop like a local with South Congress Avenue. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally wander the streets of SoCo District.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin travel planning site.

Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Austin, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Trails

San Antonio — 1 night

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 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Big Bend National Park — 2 nights

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and then explore and take pictures at Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lost Mine Trail and then hike along The Window Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April, daily temperatures in Big Bend National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Davis.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Fort Davis — 2 nights

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site and then hike along Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

Discover how to plan a Fort Davis trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Fort Davis in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in April, expect Fort Davis to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Burnet.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trip

Burnet — 2 nights

Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the activities along Lake LBJ, explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Burnet road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Burnet takes 6 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, Burnet is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.