16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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Fort Davis

— 2 nights
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 13th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Davis road trip website.

New York City to Fort Davis is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Fort Davis is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Davis: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and then cruise along Willow City Loop.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fredericksburg road trip app.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 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 March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fredericksburg, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Alamo and McNay Art Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission Trail and The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

To find maps and tourist information, use the San Antonio attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, San Antonio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Dr Pepper Museum, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally stop by Sironia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo and then steep yourself in history at Old Fort Parker.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Waco planning app.

Getting from San Antonio to Waco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in March, things will get little chillier in Waco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol, then examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Austin travel route planner.

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Austin when traveling from Waco in March, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in South Padre Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum and then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then explore the galleries of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District.

Before you visit Galveston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Galveston sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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.