9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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9 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Drive:  16​h
1
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Belleville

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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 22nd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Davis day trip planning tool .

Belleville to Fort Davis is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, then look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park.

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Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Fredericksburg is somewhat warmer than Fort Davis - with highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Luckenbach Texas General Store
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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Old Tunnel State Park ©
Old Tunnel State Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, have fun and explore at The DoSeum, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion

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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 25th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, then brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stop by Murdochs.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Galveston trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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