8 days in Texas & Gainesville Itinerary

8 days in Texas & Gainesville Itinerary

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8 days in Texas & Gainesville Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Texarkana
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 15​min
5
Gainesville
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
El Paso
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Brownsville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Edinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Antonio. In June, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Trails
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg road trip website .

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in June, with highs in Fredericksburg at 88°F and lows at 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Tours Museums Parks
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Texarkana.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Waterloo Records ©
Waterloo Records

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Texarkana

Texarkana
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Perot Leadership Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Texarkana trip maker tool .

Getting from Austin to Texarkana by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Texarkana can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Gainesville.

Things to do in Texarkana

Museums
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Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, identify plant and animal life at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, then learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest.

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Drive from Texarkana to Gainesville in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Gainesville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Gainesville

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History
Sweetwater Wetlands Park ©
Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, take an in-depth tour of UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, and then cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Paso driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Gainesville to El Paso in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gainesville to El Paso, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gainesville in June, you will find days in El Paso are somewhat warmer (99°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): meet the residents at Gladys Porter Zoo, witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, and then hike along Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brownsville tour itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from El Paso to Brownsville. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Brownsville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in June, you will find days in Brownsville are slightly colder (93°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburg.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo

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Edinburg

Edinburg ©
Edinburg is a city in and the county seat of Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Brownsville to Edinburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburg

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle
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