22 days in Texas Itinerary

22 days in Texas Itinerary

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22 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + shuttle:  9​h
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Briscoe Western Art Museum and Mission Trail. Let the collections at The Alamo and Barn Pottery capture your imagination. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and make a trip to Main Plaza.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio holiday maker website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Antonio is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in September: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 40°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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 24th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, then shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art, and then steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, then stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fredericksburg tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Judd Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, then stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and finally identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get little chillier in Fort Davis: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Big Bend National Park - Fossil Bone Exhibit and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lost Mine Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Window Trail.

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Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in September, expect Big Bend National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
The Window Trail ©
The Window Trail

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.
Let the collections at Moody Mansion and Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, look for gifts at Murdochs, and wander the streets of East End Historic District.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Big Bend National Park to Galveston takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Big Bend National Park in September, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

Plan a South Padre Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Port Isabel Lighthouse ©
Port Isabel Lighthouse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): view the masterpieces at SiNaCa Studio School of Glass and Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sundance Square.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from South Padre Island to Fort Worth by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from South Padre Island in October since evenings lows in Fort Worth dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 6th (Sun), have fun at H5 Tactical, examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, stop by Spice Village, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Waco trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Fort Worth to Waco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

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

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Texas State Capitol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Blue Bell Creameries and Harry Ransom Center capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs), San Marcos Premium Outlets (in San Marcos) and Bonfire Memorial (in College Station). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Austin day trip planning site .

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

College Station, Blue Bell Creameries, San Marcos Premium Outlets, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Inner Space Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

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