8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive
2
Waco
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive
4
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the galleries of Moody Mansion, take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then look for gifts at Murdochs. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then browse the exhibits of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Galveston Water Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galveston online trip builder.

Roanoke to Galveston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Roanoke to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Roanoke in March: highs in Galveston hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

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Moody Mansion ©
Must see
Moody Mansion
4.5
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
4.6

1
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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, look for gifts at Spice Village, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Waco trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Waco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in March, plan for little chillier nights in Waco, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

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Spice Village ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Spice Village
4.3

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Briscoe Western Art Museum and Pioneer Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg), Wimberley Zipline Adventures (in Wimberley) and Luckenbach Texas General Store (in Luckenbach). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip maker.

You can drive from Waco to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Waco in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in San Antonio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Side Trips

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2
nights
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 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

Plan my day in South Padre Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Antonio to South Padre Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in March: highs in South Padre Island hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.2
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle, Inc.
4.7

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