12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Big Bend National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + shuttle:  12​h
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rockport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse for treasures at Wiseman House.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glen Rose online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Glen Rose is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect nights in Glen Rose to be a bit warmer, around 4°C, while days are much warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Windmill Farm, Wiseman House
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Wiseman House ©
Wiseman House

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Fort Davis National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park, look for gifts at Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and then identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

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Getting from Glen Rose to Fort Davis by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Glen Rose in February, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Davis, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Balmorhea State Park
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site

3
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chisos Mountains and Lost Mine Trail. Step out of the city life by going to The Window Trail and Santa Elena Canyon. The adventure continues: stroll through S Rim Trail and trek along Ernst Tinaja Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Fort Davis to Big Bend National Park in 4 hours. In February, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Fort Davis - with highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, look for gifts at Seas the Day, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then admire all the interesting features of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Big Bend National Park to South Padre Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Big Bend National Park in February, expect nights in South Padre Island to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Rockport Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockport online route planner .

Getting from South Padre Island to Rockport by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Rockport are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Thu), examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Ashton Villa. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Moody Mansion and then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rockport to Galveston by car takes about 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Galveston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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