4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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South Padre Island
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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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.
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New York City to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to South Padre Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect South Padre Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Moody Mansion, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Texas travel guide

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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.