8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Fort Worth
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Glen Rose
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
5
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Fort Worth

1
day
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then do a tasting at Bluff Dale Vineyards.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose planner .

Fort Worth to Glen Rose is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Bluff Dale Vineyards
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Bluff Dale Vineyards ©
Bluff Dale Vineyards

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Willow City Loop and Inks Lake State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Old Tunnel State Park. Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Hye and see Calais Winery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery) and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Fredericksburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Hye, Stonewall, Inks Lake State Park
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Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)

1
day
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort Davis trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fort Davis when traveling from Fredericksburg in May, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

2
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): trek along Ernst Tinaja Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains and then hike along Lost Mine Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Davis in May, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 93°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

1
day
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 2nd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in South Padre Island, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Spas

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas & Wellness

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