5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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Waco
— 1 day
Drive
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College Station
— 1 night
Drive
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly

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Waco — 1 day

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Cameron Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Waco travel itinerary planner.

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In August in Waco, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to College Station.
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College Station — 1 night

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial, get engrossed in the history at George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally learn about winemaking at Messina Hof Winery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the College Station online route maker.

Getting from Waco to College Station by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 96°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, then examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, get engrossed in the history at The Bryan Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston holiday maker website.

You can drive from College Station to Galveston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from College Station in August, expect nights in Galveston to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are little chillier, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and finally explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Galveston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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.
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