5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Start your trip to South Padre Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Newark to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Galveston

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Museum Complex, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg holiday planner .

Drive from Galveston to Fredericksburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in April, Fredericksburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Luckenbach Texas General Store ©
Luckenbach Texas General Store

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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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in April; daily highs in San Antonio reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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