8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Kansas City
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Waco route builder.

Kansas City to Waco is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kansas City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Waco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Spice Village ©
Spice Village

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Pioneer Museum, steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, then shop like a local with Agave Gallery Fine Art, and then immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

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Side Trips

Luckenbach Texas General Store, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
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Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site ©

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Fredericksburg in March, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
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 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of The Bryan Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip builder tool.

Drive from San Antonio to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in March, expect nights in Galveston to be somewhat warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

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