8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Old City Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston tour itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Galveston is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Barcelona to Galveston. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Galveston reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and then explore and take pictures at Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a memorable tour with Tours, and then visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Isabel Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Port Isabel Lighthouse ©
Port Isabel Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then admire all the interesting features of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg holiday maker tool .

Drive from South Padre Island to Fredericksburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in November, you will find days in Fredericksburg are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Admiral Nimitz State 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.
On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose and then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fredericksburg in November: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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