8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Glen Rose
— 1 day
2
Waco
— 1 night
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
4
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
5
Fort Davis
— 1 night

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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 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Glen Rose trip planner.

Dallas 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. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Glen Rose

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

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, thenlook for gifts at Spice Village, and finally snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Waco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Shopping
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Spice Village ©
Spice Village
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), view the masterpieces at The Bryan Museum and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, thensee the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally stop by Murdochs.

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Traveling by car from Waco to Galveston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Waco in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Outdoors Tours
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1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Murdochs ©
Murdochs
The Bryan Museum ©
The Bryan Museum

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Before you visit South Padre Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Fishing Charters & Tours
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 7th (Thu), look and learn at McDonald Observatory and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site and then identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort Davis route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Fort Davis in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, Fort Davis is colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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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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