16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Texas State Capitol and Mount Bonnell will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Longhorn Cavern State Park and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Blue Bell Creameries (in Brenham), Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and College Station (Bonfire Memorial & George Bush Presidential Library and Museum). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin tour planning website .

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Austin is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Austin hover around 85°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

College Station, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Blue Bell Creameries
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Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and then stroll around Big Rocks Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glen Rose attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Glen Rose takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Glen Rose can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Big Rocks Park ©
Big Rocks Park
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Presidio County Courthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Madera Canyon Hiking Trail.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis online tour builder .

Getting from Glen Rose to Fort Davis by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Glen Rose in June, Fort Davis is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Presidio County Courthouse
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Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Lost Maples State Natural Area and The Guenther House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Landa Park (in New Braunfels) and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site (in Fredericksburg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio online travel planner .

You can drive from Fort Davis to San Antonio in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Davis in June since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Landa Park, Lost Maples State Natural Area, Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally 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 11th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

Make your South Padre Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Attractions like Galveston Naval Museum and Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, and look for gifts at Murdochs.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galveston driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. June in Galveston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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