5 days in South Padre Island & Corpus Christi Itinerary

5 days in South Padre Island & Corpus Christi Itinerary

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5 days in South Padre Island & Corpus Christi Itinerary

Start: South Padre Island
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: South Padre Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Port Isabel Historical Museum, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island day trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to South Padre Island. In March, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Isabel, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Texas Sealife Center as well as Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, then examine the collection at USS LEXINGTON, then get a new perspective on nature at Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and finally take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi route maker website .

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Our Lady of Loreto Chapel
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USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Our Lady of Loreto Chapel ©
Our Lady of Loreto Chapel

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