5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
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.
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Boston to South Padre Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in August: high temperatures in South Padre Island hover around 89°F and lows are around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
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 19th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, browse the exhibits of The Alamo, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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Drive from South Padre Island to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg attractions planner .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in August, things will get little chillier in Fredericksburg: highs are around 93°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 21st (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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