8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Waco
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Fort Davis
— 1 day
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South Padre Island
— 1 day
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Houston
— 2 nights

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, look for gifts at Spice Village, then examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Waco road trip planning site.

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Briscoe Western Art Museum, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio day trip tool.

Drive from Waco to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
McNay Art Museum ©
McNay Art Museum

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis trip itinerary site.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fort Davis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in May; daily highs in Fort Davis reach 82°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Nature · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Fort Davis to South Padre Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect much hotter evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Fort Davis in May, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galveston road trip planning tool.

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. In May, daytime highs in Galveston are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, then browse the exhibits of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, then take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, and finally see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip builder site.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection
Holocaust Museum Houston ©
Holocaust Museum Houston

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