7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission Concepción, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Alamo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip generator.

Toronto, Canada to San Antonio is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, you will find days in San Antonio are warmer (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Becker Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, explore the galleries of Pioneer Museum Complex, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in December; daily highs in Fredericksburg reach 18°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Highlights from your plan
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

2
nights
South Padre Island

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 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Fredericksburg to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Fredericksburg in December, plan for a bit warmer days in South Padre Island, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Port Isabel Lighthouse ©
Port Isabel Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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