21 days in Texas Itinerary

21 days in Texas Itinerary

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21 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Fort Worth
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Copenhagen

4
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 Hamilton Pool Preserve and Lost Maples State Natural Area. Briscoe Western Art Museum and South Congress Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels) and San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, make a trip to Main Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Antonio is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Antonio. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in September, with highs in San Antonio at 40°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gruene Historic District, Hamilton Pool Preserve, South Congress Avenue, San Marcos Premium Outlets, Lost Maples State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Lost Maples State Natural Area ©
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

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.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park and then do a tasting at Armadillo's Leap Winery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in September: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 27th (Fri), look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then admire all the interesting features of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then look for gifts at Marfa Book Company. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Big Bend, take in the exciting artwork at Judd Foundation, and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Fort Davis trip app .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in September; daily highs in Fort Davis reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Marfa, Museum of the Big Bend
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets. Escape the urban bustle at Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Fort Davis to South Padre Island by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Fort Davis in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets ©
Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion are in your itinerary. Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Lone Star Flight Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, and see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston journey maker .

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. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galveston, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

1
night
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 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, look for gifts at Spice Village, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Waco trip website .

Getting from Galveston to Waco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Galveston in October since evenings lows in Waco dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Spice Village ©
Spice Village

3
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Worth online road trip planner .

You can drive from Waco to Fort Worth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Worth can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Rose, Grapevine Historic Main Street District
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

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