5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  1​h
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Houston

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 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston day trip planning app .

Houston to Galveston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Tree Sculptures ©
Tree Sculptures

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Willow City Loop and Garrison Brothers Distillery. Take a break from Fredericksburg with a short trip to Calais Winery in Hye, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, and take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg day trip website .

You can drive from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Hye, Stonewall, Luckenbach Texas General Store
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Willow City Loop ©
Willow City Loop
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)

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