20 days in Texas Itinerary

20 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
2
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glen Rose
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Drive to Groom
5
Groom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Leakey
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Fredericksburg
— 4 nights
Drive to San Antonio International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport

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San Antonio

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.
On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary app.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Antonio is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to San Antonio is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in San Antonio are much hotter (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mission Trail ©
Must see
Mission Trail
4.7
The Alamo ©
Must see
The Alamo
4.4

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 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Seas the Day.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Antonio in October since evenings lows in South Padre Island dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle, Inc.
4.7
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
3.3

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally take a stroll through East End Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Stewart Beach, steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Galveston driving holiday planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galveston, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
Moody Mansion ©
Must see
Moody Mansion
4.5
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum
4.3

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 30th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum. On your second day here, look for gifts at Wiseman House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose travel route planning site.

You can drive from Galveston to Glen Rose in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Galveston in October, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Glen Rose. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Groom.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Wiseman House ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Wiseman House
4.8

2
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Groom

Groom is a town in Carson County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Buffalo Gold/Herd Wear Retail Store, then get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Groom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Glen Rose to Groom. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Glen Rose in October: high temperatures in Groom hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Groom

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then stop by Marfa Book Company. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Big Bend Brewing Company.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip planner.

Drive from Groom to Fort Davis in 7 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Leakey.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Leakey

Leakey is a city in and the county seat of Real County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop, then get outside with Andy's on River Road, and then Head underground at Frio Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lost Maples State Natural Area and then identify plant and animal life at Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Leakey holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Leakey takes 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Davis in November since evenings lows in Leakey dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Leakey

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Frio Canyon Motorcycle Stop
4.9

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Becker Vineyards (Winery) and Garrison Brothers Distillery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Luckenbach Texas General Store and Agave Gallery Fine Art. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg day trip app.

Drive from Leakey to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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