9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
5
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

1
night
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 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and finally see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort Davis trip builder app.

Vancouver, Canada to Fort Davis is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in May, you will find days in Fort Davis are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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

2
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, cruise along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, then take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Tuff Canyon Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Boquillas Canyon, trek along Lost Mine Trail, and then stroll through The Window Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bend National Park tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Davis in May, with highs in Big Bend National Park at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
The Window Trail ©
The Window Trail

1
night
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 20th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), admire the majestic nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and then look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Narrow Path Winery, take a memorable drive along Willow City Loop, browse the exhibits of Pioneer Museum, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in May, with highs in Fredericksburg at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonewall, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

1
night
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 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Tree Sculptures, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galveston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and finally meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Andy Bowie Park and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip itinerary maker tool.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

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