7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  3​h
1
Rockport
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Glen Rose
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: San Antonio

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Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. On the 10th (Wed), stroll through Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail and then kick back and relax at Rockport Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rockport holiday website .

San Antonio to Rockport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, you will find days in Rockport are a bit cooler (91°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Rockport

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach

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 11th (Thu), meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Rockport to South Padre Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Explore hidden gems such as East End Historic District and Murdochs. Take a break from the city and head to El Jardin Del Mar and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip builder website .

Getting from South Padre Island to Galveston by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Galveston are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Fishing Charters & Tours

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day
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 16th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park and then explore and take pictures at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glen Rose attractions planner.

Getting from Galveston to Glen Rose by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glen Rose, with highs around 97°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

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