7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then steep yourself in history at The Alamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, and finally Head underground at Cave Without a Name.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio itinerary builder tool.

Washington DC to San Antonio is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in San Antonio at 66°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 2 nights

Fritztown

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 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Calais Winery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Museum, and finally learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg road trip tool.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 60°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island online journey planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to South Padre Island in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Fredericksburg in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally stop by Murdochs. On the next day, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum and then contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston planning app.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from South Padre Island in December; daily highs in Galveston reach 65°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Texas travel guide

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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.