5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner

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Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Drive to Waco
— 1 night
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Glen Rose
— 1 day
Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Joplin Regional Airport



Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Spice Village and then look for gifts at Simply Irresistible.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Waco travel route builder website.

Joplin to Waco is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Joplin in March: high temperatures in Waco hover around 71°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco



— 1 night


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 (Mon): stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then admire the natural beauty at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally look for gifts at URBANherbal.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In March in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Shopping · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 1 night
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 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, then stop by Seas the Day, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to South Padre Island takes 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 March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Glen Rose.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Glen Rose

— 1 day
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Wiseman House, identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose trip itinerary planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Glen Rose by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from South Padre Island in March, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Glen Rose. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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.