7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Rockport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: San Antonio

1
day
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 10th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then identify plant and animal life at Old Tunnel State Park, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg trip planner .

San Antonio to Fredericksburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 93°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©
Old Tunnel State Park ©
Old Tunnel State Park

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Murdochs and Moody Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, explore and take pictures at 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galveston tour planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Galveston by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in July, Galveston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Murdochs ©
Murdochs

1
night
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 14th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On your second day here, look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island holiday maker .

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 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

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South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rockport, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Rockport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July in Rockport, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

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Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site ©
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

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