9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 day
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
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 (Wed), take in the history at Mission Espada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and then take in the history at Mission Concepcion. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, then examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Antonio is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to San Antonio, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg online holiday planner .

Drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

1
day
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 13th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis trip maker site .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fort Davis, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): meet the residents 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, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read South Padre Island vacation tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Fort Davis to South Padre Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Fort Davis in April, South Padre Island is warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally make a trip to Tree Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Galveston are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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