16 days in Odessa, South Padre Island & Panama City Beach Itinerary

16 days in Odessa, South Padre Island & Panama City Beach Itinerary

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Odessa
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South Padre Island
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Panama City Beach
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Odessa

Odessa ©
Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Odessa side-trips: Monahans (Monahans Sandhills State Park & Million Barrel Museum - Giant Oil Tank) and Midland (Museum of the Southwest, George W. Bush Childhood Home, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ellen Noel Art Museum, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge Replica, appreciate the history behind Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and make a trip to Chris Kyle "American Sniper" Memorial.

To find out how to plan a trip to Odessa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dallas to Odessa is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Odessa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum ©
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
Ellen Noel Art Museum ©
Ellen Noel Art Museum
George W. Bush Childhood Home ©
George W. Bush Childhood Home

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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 out of town with these interesting South Padre Island side-trips: Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park & Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum) and Brownsville (Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park & Gladys Porter Zoo). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take the plunge with Skydive South Padre Island.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Odessa to South Padre Island. Traveling from Odessa in May, you will find days in South Padre Island are a bit cooler (81°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island

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Panama City Beach

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City Beach: Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery (in DeFuniak Springs), Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach) and Miramar Beach (Waterfront Gifts and Art & Emerald Coast Wine Cellars). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the different shops at Pier Park, take in the waterfront at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip maker app.

Getting from South Padre Island to Panama City Beach by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from South Padre Island to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Panama City Beach, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

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