9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Stonewall
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip itinerary maker app .

New York City to South Padre Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to South Padre Island. In September, South Padre Island is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then look and learn at McDonald Observatory, and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Davis planning site .

Getting from South Padre Island to Fort Davis by combination of flight and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, you will find days in Fort Davis are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Stonewall.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Museums Nature
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Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

1
day
Stonewall

Stonewall ©
Stonewall is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gillespie County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then learn about winemaking at William Chris Vineyards, then do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and finally stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stonewall trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Stonewall takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Fort Davis in October, Stonewall is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Waco.

Things to do in Stonewall

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Hye, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)
William Chris Vineyards ©
William Chris Vineyards

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, look for gifts at Spice Village, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and finally see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Waco online road trip planner .

You can drive from Stonewall to Waco in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Waco are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

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

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Head to Murdochs and Dolphin & Whale Watchingfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace. Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and take a stroll through The Strand.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston tour builder app .

You can drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Waco in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum

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