7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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South Padre Island
Drive
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Waco
Fly

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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 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc. and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Nashville to South Padre Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nashville in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Corpus Christi

— 2 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi online trip builder.

Drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 76°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Austin.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get outdoors at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Austin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You will leave for Waco on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Carleen Bright Arboretum, then stop by Magnolia Market Silos, and then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Waco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Waco

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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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.