8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  16​h
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and finally shop like a local with 6th Street.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Austin online trip itinerary maker .

Manchester, UK to Austin is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Austin is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Austin hover around 39°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Wildseed Farms, sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg travel route site .

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in June, with highs in Fredericksburg at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

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 10th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then take in the history at Mission San Juan, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in San Antonio. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

1
day
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 12th (Wed): meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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