21 days in Texas Itinerary

21 days in Texas Itinerary

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21 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  20​h
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Auckland

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moody Mansion and Murdochs. Take a break from Galveston with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and explore and take pictures at 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Galveston trip itinerary maker app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Galveston is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland to Galveston. Traveling from Auckland in April, you will find days in Galveston are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, look for gifts at Spice Village, then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally have fun at H5 Tactical. On your second day here, stroll around Cameron Park, get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, then snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Branding the Brazos Sculpture.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Waco trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Galveston to Waco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Galveston in April since evenings lows in Waco dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Cameron Park ©
Cameron Park
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as Blue Bell Creameries and Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Step out of Austin to go to College Station and see George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, get to know the fascinating history of Mount Bonnell, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Austin, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Bell Creameries, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Antonio day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in San Antonio sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Willow City Loop, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, explore the galleries of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg route builder .

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in April; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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 15th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Calera Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis road trip planning app .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in April since evenings lows in Fort Davis dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Calera Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Calera Chapel ©
Calera Chapel

2
nights
South Padre Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gladys Porter Zoo and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Andy Bowie Park, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island route planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fort Davis to South Padre Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, plan for warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Andy Bowie Park ©
Andy Bowie Park

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