7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Waco
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
day
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Waco attractions planner.

Dallas to Waco is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Waco can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Waco

Museums
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Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, do a tasting at Becker Vineyards (Winery), then contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, and finally learn about winemaking at Narrow Path Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Waco to Fredericksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Becker Vineyards (Winery)
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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. On the 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then look and learn at McDonald Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, and then steep yourself in history at Mariscal Mine.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Fort Davis trip tool .

Drive from Fredericksburg to Fort Davis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, Fort Davis is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alpine
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Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

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 15th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Lone Star Flight Museum, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally look for gifts at Murdochs.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Fort Davis to Galveston takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Fort Davis, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Galveston Naval Museum ©
Galveston Naval Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum ©
Galveston Railroad Museum

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