6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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6 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Philadelphia

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

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Philadelphia to Galveston is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Galveston is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in September: high temperatures in Galveston hover around 88°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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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 off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

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
Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA ©

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 15th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Padre Island in September since evenings lows in Austin dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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night
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 16th (Mon), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, then admire all the interesting features of Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get slightly colder in Fredericksburg: highs are around 87°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Shopping Parks
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Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip planner .

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in September, with highs in San Antonio at 94°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

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

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