5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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:  3​h 15​min
4
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planner.

Dallas to South Padre Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip planning tool .

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 September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Galveston

Childrens Museums Historic Sites Museums
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Murdochs ©
Murdochs
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.
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Fredericksburg trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Galveston to Fredericksburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in September, Fredericksburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping
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Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Spice Village.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Waco online route maker .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Waco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Waco are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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