7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Waco
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island vacation builder.

Chicago to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in South Padre Island to be much warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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 4th (Wed), engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galveston day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Galveston, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum ©

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 5th (Thu), snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and then examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Waco trip builder app.

You can drive from Galveston to Waco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Waco when traveling from Galveston in April, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then examine the collection at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, then explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Alamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Mission Concepcion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio holiday planner.

You can drive from Waco to San Antonio in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Waco in April since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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