5 days in Houston, Brownsville & South Padre Island Itinerary

5 days in Houston, Brownsville & South Padre Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast tour planner

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Houston
— 1 night
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Brownsville
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You've added Space Center Houston, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Downtown Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): meet the residents at Houston Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and finally see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Houston road trip planner.

Longview to Houston is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Longview in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Houston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brownsville.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Brownsville

Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brownsville trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Houston to Brownsville in 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You will leave for South Padre Island on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Brownsville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

South Padre Island

— 3 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isla Blanca Park and Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., take an in-depth tour of Port Isabel Historical Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at Virginia's Salon and Spa.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip planning app.

You can drive from Brownsville to South Padre Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

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