8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 6th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, whizz through the canopy at Wimberley Zipline Adventures, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Austin online trip itinerary maker.

Baltimore to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baltimore in March, you will find days in Austin are warmer (75°F), and nights are a bit warmer (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Briscoe Western Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip tool.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally take the plunge with Skydive South Padre Island.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in March, expect nights in South Padre Island to be somewhat warmer, around 62°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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 12th (Fri): stop by East End Historic District, kick back and relax at Stewart Beach, then examine the collection at The Galveston Children's Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galveston road trip planning app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
The Galveston Children's Museum ©
The Galveston Children's Museum

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