5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 day
Fly + ferry:  7​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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 4th (Thu): stop by Murdochs.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galveston online trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Galveston is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Galveston: highs are around 38°C and lows about 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Murdochs ©
Murdochs
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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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.
On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island route builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Antonio day trip website .

Drive from South Padre Island to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from South Padre Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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