8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel planner

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Fly to Midland/Odessa, Bus to Alpine, Taxi to Fort Davis
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Fort Davis
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Waco
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then browse the exhibits of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary builder site.

Dallas to Galveston is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dallas in March since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 60°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Fort Davis

— 1 night
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park and then contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort Davis online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Galveston to Fort Davis takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Galveston in March, plan for colder nights in Fort Davis, with lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Fredericksburg

— 3 nights

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Becker Vineyards (Winery) and St. Mary's Catholic Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Luckenbach Texas General Store and Pioneer Museum. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at LBJ Texas White House, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg tour website.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fredericksburg, with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Waco

— 1 night
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then stop by Spice Village, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Waco tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Waco by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, Waco is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 71°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums · Shopping

Texas travel guide

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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.