6 days in South Padre Island & Houston Itinerary

6 days in South Padre Island & Houston Itinerary

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6 days in South Padre Island & Houston Itinerary

Start: Lufkin
car:  6​h 30​min
1
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Lufkin

2
nights
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 10th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Isla Blanca Park.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planner .

Lufkin to South Padre Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Lufkin in March, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kids will enjoy The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Cockrell Butterfly Center. Visiting Hermann Park and Houston Zoo will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from South Padre Island to Houston in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from South Padre Island in March since evenings lows in Houston dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Houston Premium Outlets
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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