6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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6 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Waco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Denver

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Davis day trip planner .

Denver to Fort Davis is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Fort Davis is 1 hour. September in Fort Davis sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Nature Parks Museums
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Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

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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 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fort Davis to South Padre Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Fort Davis, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Spas

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

1
night
Galveston, Galveston Island

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 29th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally make a trip to Tree Sculptures. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then look for gifts at Murdochs, then take a leisurely stroll along Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in Galveston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier ©
Murdochs ©
Murdochs

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Waco day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Galveston to Waco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Galveston in September, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Waco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

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