16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 3 nights
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Savannah

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Popular historic sites such as Space Center Houston and Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary and Water Wall. There's more to do: get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary builder app .

Savannah to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Houston are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

High Island
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then explore and take pictures at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Sabal Palm Sanctuary, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

Fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Houston in April, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sabal Palm Sanctuary, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Get outdoors at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. The adventure continues: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music, and get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Austin, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns. Popular historic sites such as The Alamo and Mission San Jose are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Gruene Historic District in New Braunfels (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio. The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then stop by URBANherbal, and finally delve into the mystery of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then admire all the interesting features of Wildseed Farms, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in April: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 76°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
Jacksonville is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. On the 28th (Tue), stroll around Love's Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Jacksonville in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife
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Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari ©
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari
Love's Lookout ©
Love's Lookout

2
nights
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then get a sense of history and politics at Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip app .

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Fort Worth takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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