4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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4 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
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 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island trip site .

Los Angeles to South Padre Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to South Padre Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
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 21st (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from South Padre Island in September, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio route planner .

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Battle For Texas: The Experience ©
Battle For Texas: The Experience
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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