5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

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San Antonio
— 1 night
— 1 night
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night


San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip builder app.

New York City to San Antonio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums


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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 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg planning tool.

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 a bit cooler, temps between 87°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 1 day
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 15th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion and then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Galveston day trip site.

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. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums

Texas travel guide

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.