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
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Glen Rose
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
6
Fredericksburg
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

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Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park, and then kick back and relax at Rockport Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockport road trip site .

San Antonio to Rockport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect nights in Rockport to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 91°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site ©
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

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night
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), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island travel planner.

Getting from Rockport to South Padre Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then admire all the interesting features of 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then stop by Murdochs, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Galveston are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
1877 Tall Ship ELISSA ©
1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

1
day
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, then steep yourself in history at Barnard's Mill, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Paluxy River.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glen Rose online road trip planner .

You can drive from Galveston to Glen Rose in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in July, you will find days in Glen Rose are somewhat warmer (97°F), and nights are slightly colder (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Glen Rose

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

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 15th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at McDonald Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and finally stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort Davis trip planner .

Getting from Glen Rose to Fort Davis by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Glen Rose in July, with highs in Fort Davis at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory
Davis Mt. Broom Shop ©
Davis Mt. Broom Shop

1
day
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 16th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg online vacation planner .

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Fredericksburg is somewhat warmer than Fort Davis - with highs of 93°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©

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