5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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Drive
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 1 night
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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 26th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island online attractions planner.

Kalamazoo to South Padre Island is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Kalamazoo to South Padre Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kalamazoo in May, you will find days in South Padre Island are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and then walk around Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin online route planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in May, Austin is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

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.