11 days in South Padre Island & College Station Itinerary

11 days in South Padre Island & College Station Itinerary

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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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College Station
— 5 nights
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South Padre Island

— 4 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Step out of South Padre Island to go to Harlingen and see Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trot along with a tour on horseback, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island day trip planner.

Pueblo to South Padre Island is an approximately 17-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Pueblo in April, expect nights in South Padre Island to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to College Station.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

College Station

— 5 nights
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. Explore College Station's surroundings by going to Waco (Cameron Park Zoo, Waco Suspension Bridge, &more), Brenham (Antique Rose Emporium, Blue Bell Creameries, &more) and Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum (in Chappell Hill). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony Catholic Church, do a tasting at Messina Hof Winery, and take in the pleasant sights at Bonfire Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read College Station online itinerary planner.

Fly from South Padre Island to College Station in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in College Station. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in College Station

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips