3 days in Texas Itinerary

3 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel planner

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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Dripping Springs
— 1 night



Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Rockport Beach.

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McAllen to Rockport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. When traveling from McAllen in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rockport: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Rockport

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip app.

You can drive from Rockport to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Dripping Springs.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Dripping Springs

— 1 night
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, then identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

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Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Dripping Springs takes 6 hours. Traveling from South Padre Island in August, expect nights in Dripping Springs to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 98°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.