7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey builder

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rockport
— 1 night
Drive
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly
4
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Get a sense of the local culture at King William Historic District and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pioneer Museum and Briscoe Western Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip planner.

Columbus to San Antonio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbus in January, plan for much warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 64°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rockport.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Rockport

— 1 night
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Goose Island State Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, and then kick back and relax at Rockport Beach.

Plan my trip to Rockport with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Rockport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rockport when traveling from San Antonio in January, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Rockport to South Padre Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

The Oleander City

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.
On the 6th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, then see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Texas travel guide

4.2
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.