52 days in Texas Itinerary

52 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas route maker

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Harlingen
— 1 day
Drive
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San Benito
— 1 night
Drive
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Brownsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Isabel
— 2 nights
Taxi
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kingsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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McAllen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Weslaco
— 40 nights

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Harlingen

— 1 day
Harlingen is a city in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas, United States, about from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Hugh Ramsey Nature Park and then pause for some photo ops at Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Harlingen online journey maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Harlingen. In October, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Benito.

Things to do in Harlingen

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

San Benito

— 1 night
San Benito is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. On the 17th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at 77 Flea Market.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Benito day trip planning tool.

San Benito is just a short distance from Harlingen. October in San Benito sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in San Benito

Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Brownsville

— 2 nights
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Boca Chica State Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabal Palm Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brownsville vacation maker site.

Brownsville is just a short distance from San Benito. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You will leave for Port Isabel on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Port Isabel

— 2 nights
Port Isabel is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then take in the waterfront at Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Isabel tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Brownsville to Port Isabel in an hour. Traveling from Brownsville in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Isabel, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Port Isabel

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Padre Island Farmer's Market as well as Wyland's Whaling Wall. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Sea Turtle, Inc., browse the eclectic array of goods at South Padre Island Farmer's Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and finally make a trip to Wyland's Whaling Wall. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planner.

South Padre Island is just a short distance from Port Isabel. October in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kingsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Kingsville

— 2 nights
Kingsville is a city in Texas. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at 1904 Train Depot and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at King Ranch Saddle Shop.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kingsville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Kingsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kingsville, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to McAllen.

Things to do in Kingsville

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

McAllen

— 2 nights
McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

Make your McAllen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kingsville to McAllen in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in McAllen can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Weslaco.

Things to do in McAllen

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Weslaco

— 40 nights
Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. Your day by day itinerary now includes King Ranch Visitor Center, Riverside Dreamer River Tour and Texas Gulf Trawling Shimp Boil & Tour. Change things up with these side-trips from Weslaco: Brownsville (Boca Chica State Park, Historic Brownsville Museum, &more), Corpus Christi (Malaquite Beach and Pavilion & Padre Island National Seashore) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Port Isabel). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, get some fabulous bargains at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, and admire the majestic nature at Estero Llano Grande State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Weslaco online road trip planner.

Weslaco is just a short distance from McAllen. In October, daytime highs in Weslaco are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F.

Things to do in Weslaco

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.