8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

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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 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Antonio. In June, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cameron Park Zoo, then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Waco online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Waco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Waco are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo

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Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and then stroll around Big Rocks Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glen Rose trip tool .

Traveling by car from Waco to Glen Rose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Glen Rose sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Big Rocks Park ©
Big Rocks Park
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galveston Railroad Museum and The Strand. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace. Step out of Galveston to go to Kemah and see Kemah Boardwalk, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Glen Rose to Galveston by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Glen Rose in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Galveston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum

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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 14th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Port Isabel
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Port Isabel Lighthouse ©
Port Isabel Lighthouse

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