8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to San Antonio International Airport, Drive to Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night



— 3 nights


The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Visiting Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Willow City Loop will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pioneer Museum and William Chris Vineyards. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, and do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg travel route builder site.

Lethbridge, Canada to Fredericksburg is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lethbridge to Fredericksburg is 1 hour. In May, Fredericksburg is somewhat warmer than Lethbridge - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of The Alamo and then get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in May; daily highs in San Antonio reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Sat), engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace.

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You can drive from San Antonio to Galveston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.