9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visit Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, take a stroll through East End Historic District, and learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planner .

New York City to Galveston is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 31st (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, and then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fort Davis trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from South Padre Island to Fort Davis in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Fort Davis. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fort Davis

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio route website .

Traveling by car from Fort Davis to San Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fort Davis in August: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 98°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 2nd (Fri), Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, walk around Mount Bonnell, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Inner Space Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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