8 days in San Antonio & Galveston Itinerary

8 days in San Antonio & Galveston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Fly to San Antonio
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San Antonio
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Galveston
— 7 nights

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San Antonio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and then find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio tour itinerary planner.

Quincy to San Antonio is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Quincy in December; daily highs in San Antonio reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Galveston

— 7 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.
Attractions like Moody Gardens and The Seawall make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Rose's Seafood, Inc. (in Seabrook). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Strand, see the interesting displays at The Galveston Children's Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Galveston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Antonio in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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