9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 day
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Fort Davis
— 1 day
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
5
San Antonio
— 1 night

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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.
You've now added Rum Shack to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery and then get a taste of local nightlife at Rum Shack.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galveston visit planner.

Des Moines to Galveston is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in March; daily highs in Galveston reach 71°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace

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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.
On the 23rd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island travel itinerary planner.

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 March, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Davis journey builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Fort Davis in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from South Padre Island in March, expect much colder with lows of 35°F in Fort Davis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Der Daiwel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Becker Vineyards (Winery) and Pioneer Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, cruise along Willow City Loop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and do a tasting at Alexander Vineyards.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fredericksburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Fredericksburg when traveling from Fort Davis in March, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonewall, Garrison Brothers Distillery, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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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 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at King William Historic District and then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planning app.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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