7 days in South Padre Island, Port Isabel & Corpus Christi Itinerary

7 days in South Padre Island, Port Isabel & Corpus Christi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast trip planner

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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Port Isabel
— 1 night
Corpus Christi
— 4 nights


South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Southern Wave Sailing Charters has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Karen's Custom Toe Rings, and then get a new perspective on things with Southern Wave Sailing Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc..

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island road trip planning tool.

Cincinnati to South Padre Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to South Padre Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in South Padre Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Port Isabel.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Port Isabel

— 1 night
Port Isabel is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Isabel online trip maker.

Port Isabel is just a stone's throw from South Padre Island. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Port Isabel

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Corpus Christi

— 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rockport Beach (in Rockport) and Port Aransas (Gratitude, Port Aransas Beach, &more). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Texas State Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, and make a splash at Aransas Pass Aquatic Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corpus Christi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Port Isabel to Corpus Christi in 3 hours. When traveling from Port Isabel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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