6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 1 day
— 1 night


Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

The Oleander City

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 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, explore the galleries of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tree Sculptures, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk around Stewart Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Galveston road trip planner.

Houston to Galveston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in Galveston to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
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 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Seas the Day.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island journey planner.

Fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

San Antonio

— 1 day

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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You can drive from South Padre Island to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites


— 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 19th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Agave Gallery Fine Art, stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg travel planning app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in August, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wineries

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.