8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island driving holiday planner .

New York City to South Padre Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to South Padre Island is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in South Padre Island hover around 81°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Brownsville
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Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Children’s Museum of Brownsville ©
Children’s Museum of Brownsville

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 27th (Mon): shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art, see the interesting displays at Vereins Kirche Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Martin Scott, have fun and explore at Texas Rangers Heritage Center, then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally shop like a local with Good Art Company Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Fredericksburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Vereins Kirche Museum ©
Vereins Kirche Museum
Fort Martin Scott ©
Fort Martin Scott
Good Art Company Art Gallery ©
Good Art Company Art Gallery

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): shop like a local with Painting with a Twist, then get your bearings at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, and then take in the architecture and design of Baylor University.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Waco day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Waco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Browning Library and Museum ©
Painting with a Twist ©
Painting with a Twist
Baylor University ©
Baylor University

4
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.
Lone Star Flight Museum and East End Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting El Jardin Del Mar and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galveston trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Waco in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
The Bryan Museum ©
The Bryan Museum

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