11 days in Texas Itinerary

11 days in Texas Itinerary

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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Explore hidden gems such as Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. Relax by the water at Padre Island National Seashore and Port Aransas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Corpus Christi: Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center (in Port Aransas) and Rockport Beach (in Rockport).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi route planning site.

Newark to Corpus Christi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Corpus Christi is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in June; daily highs in Corpus Christi reach 93°F and lows reach 76°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Sea Turtle, Inc. and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Isla Blanca Park. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, and then make a trip to Tree Sculptures. On your second day here, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and finally learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston online day trip planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Galveston are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
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Specialty Museum
Galveston Railroad Museum
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