7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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

— 1 night

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 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally get in on the family fun at SeaWorld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then explore the galleries of The Alamo, and finally examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not! San Antonio.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary app.

New Orleans to San Antonio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.
On the 26th (Mon), meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island online vacation planner.

Fly from San Antonio to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Houston route maker site.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and then contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galveston vacation planning site.

Drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.