16 days in Texas & South Carolina Itinerary

16 days in Texas & South Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Killeen, Drive to Fredericksburg
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive to Hobbs, Fly to Brownsville
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum, and finally do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards. On the next day, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then do a tasting at Calais Winery, then take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, and finally don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Fredericksburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Dublin in March, plan for warmer days in Fredericksburg, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Scenic Drive · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get lost in a book at Jeff Davis County Library, stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and finally see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then hike along Madera Canyon Hiking Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort Davis vacation planning website.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, Fort Davis is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find out how to plan a trip to South Padre Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fort Davis to South Padre Island by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect much hotter evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Fort Davis in March, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally make a trip to Tree Sculptures. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galveston online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Galveston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step off the beaten path and head to Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head attractions planning website.

You can fly from Galveston to Hilton Head in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Galveston in March, expect Hilton Head to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Visit Aiken-Rhett House and Old St. Andrew's Parish Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Moultrie and St. Michael's Church. When in Charleston, make a side trip to see The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, approximately Awendaw away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Charleston road trip planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.