21 days in Texas Itinerary

21 days in Texas Itinerary

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Drive
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waco
— 3 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc..

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island planner.

Jackson to South Padre Island is an approximately 16-hour car ride. Traveling from Jackson in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in South Padre Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 1892 Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and 1859 Ashton Villa. When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Space Center Houston in Houston, approximately Houston away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, view the masterpieces at MiArt Gallery, and examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Galveston sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Alamo and Mission Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore McNay Art Museum and The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose.

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You can drive from Galveston to San Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Galveston in April, San Antonio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort Davis trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fort Davis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in April, things will get little chillier in Fort Davis: highs are around 76°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

2
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens and Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus. Visit Pioneer Museum and St. Mary's Catholic Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, and shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art.

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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 April, Fredericksburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, stroll around Mount Bonnell, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin, and then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Austin, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Get some cultural insight at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and Dr Pepper Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Cameron Park Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, engage your brain at Mayborn Museum Complex, and snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Waco, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Austin to Waco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Austin in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Waco. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.