7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
End: Phoenix

1
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 25th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis trip planner .

Phoenix to Fort Davis is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Phoenix, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Fort Davis, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

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

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally explore and take pictures at Willow City Loop. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, Fredericksburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stonewall, Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

1
night
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 28th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, expect San Antonio to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

1
night
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip builder .

You can drive from San Antonio to Galveston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, you will find days in Galveston are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

1
day
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 30th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island road trip app .

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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