7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Rockport
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: San Antonio

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 10th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip planner.

San Antonio to Austin is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Pool Preserve
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Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Paluxy River, then admire all the interesting features of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Bluff Dale Vineyards.

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

Drive from Austin to Glen Rose in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bluff Dale Vineyards
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Bluff Dale Vineyards ©
Bluff Dale Vineyards

1
day
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, then admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fort Davis day trip app .

Drive from Glen Rose to Fort Davis in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glen Rose in July, with highs in Fort Davis at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mt. Broom Shop ©
Davis Mt. Broom Shop

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Fort Davis to South Padre Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Fort Davis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

1
night
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. On the 15th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach, and finally do a tasting at Winery on the Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rockport itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Rockport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July in Rockport, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Winery on the Bay ©
Winery on the Bay

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night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, then steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rockport to Galveston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Galveston sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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