9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Waco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Vancouver

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, and then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waco online vacation planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Waco is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, things will get a bit warmer in Waco: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Waco

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then pause for some photo ops at Old City Cemetery, and finally learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner.

You can drive from Waco to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Waco in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Galveston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

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 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to San Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in San Antonio. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then take in the exciting artwork at Agave Gallery Fine Art.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fredericksburg using our trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in May, things will get a bit cooler in Fredericksburg: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), look and learn at McDonald Observatory and then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fort Davis, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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

Similar Plans

10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Texas BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, kids, popular sights Preferences: March, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Texas BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Texas BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans