5 days in Texas & Atlanta Itinerary

5 days in Texas & Atlanta Itinerary

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5 days in Texas & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Glen Rose
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Glen Rose holiday builder app .

Dallas to Glen Rose is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

1
night
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 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. On your second day here, trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the South Padre Island road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Glen Rose to South Padre Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Glen Rose, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Zoo Atlanta and then identify plant and animal life at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip site .

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Atlanta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Padre Island in July since evenings lows in Atlanta dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center
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Zoo Atlanta ©
Zoo Atlanta

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