10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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Bus to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Ferry to Seattle, Fly to Austin
— 1 night
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly to Seattle, Ferry to Bainbridge Ferry Terminal, Bus to Port Angeles



— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then make a trip to South Congress Avenue, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Austin vacation planner.

Port Angeles to Austin is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, ferry, and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Angeles to Austin, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Angeles in August, things will get much hotter in Austin: highs are around 98°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

South Padre Island

— 1 night
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 20th (Fri): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read South Padre Island online travel planner.

Getting from Austin to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin in August, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are slightly colder, around 89°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 3 nights

The Oleander City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Galveston Naval Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Moody Mansion and 1892 Bishop's Palace. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, look for gifts at Murdochs, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston online route planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Galveston are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip


— 2 nights


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 24th (Tue): do a tasting at William Chris Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards (Winery), and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Museum, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip planner.

Fly from Galveston to Fredericksburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Galveston in August since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, and then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in August, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.