8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at Wimberley Zipline Adventures, take a stroll through SoCo District, and then don't miss a visit to South Congress Avenue.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary website.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Austin. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Austin hover around 80°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Wimberley Zipline Adventures ©
Wimberley Zipline Adventures

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©

Fritztown

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Pedernales Falls State Park and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at William Chris Vineyards, look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, browse the exhibits of Pioneer Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fredericksburg itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Austin in April since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Distillery Tours

1
night
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 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Fredericksburg to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in April, with highs in San Antonio at 82°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Japanese Tea Gardens ©
Japanese Tea Gardens
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
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 1st (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island route planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Murdochs and then race across the water with Galveston Water Adventures.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Galveston day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Galveston, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Galveston Water Adventures ©
Galveston Water Adventures
Murdochs ©
Murdochs

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