7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Denton
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Denton

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner .

Denton to Galveston is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Denton in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island tour planner .

You can 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. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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day
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look and learn at McDonald Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis road trip planning app .

Drive from South Padre Island to Fort Davis in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect much colder evenings in Fort Davis when traveling from South Padre Island in March, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
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Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

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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 21st (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Agave Gallery Fine Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, then steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fredericksburg, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stonewall
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Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

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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 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of King William Historic District and then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Antonio using our trip planner.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in San Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
King William Historic District ©
King William Historic District

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