16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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Austin
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Hobbs, Drive to Fort Davis
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Fort Davis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 4th (Wed), take a stroll through South Congress Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through SoCo District, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Austin is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Austin, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Austin in April since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Davis

— 3 nights
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look for gifts at Marfa Book Company. Keep things going the next day: gain insight with Chinati Foundation, steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Davis journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Fort Davis in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, expect cooler with lows of 5°C in Fort Davis. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 3 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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the next day, stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, then learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally explore and take pictures at Willow City Loop.

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You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Scenic Drive

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission Trail and Mission Espada. Explore hidden gems such as King William Historic District and San Antonio Museum of Art. The adventure continues: take in the history at Mission San Jose, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in April: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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.