7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas planner

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Glen Rose
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Glen Rose

— 1 day
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): play a few rounds at Squaw Valley Golf Course and then see the interesting displays at Somervell County Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glen Rose trip planner.

Los Angeles to Glen Rose is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Glen Rose due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Glen Rose to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Auditorium Shores, tour the pleasant surroundings at Austin Nature & Science Center, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Pedernales Brewing Company.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Austin, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Isla Blanca Park, stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Carriage House Day Spa. Keep things going the next day: stop by Seas the Day, see the interesting displays at Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, and then stroll around Hugh Ramsey Nature Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Austin to South Padre Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: highs in South Padre Island hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Spas · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 a leisurely stroll along Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Railean Rum Distillery. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Galveston Children's Museum, and then contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston day trip planner.

Fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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 31st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Long Barracks Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Galveston in July, expect nights in San Antonio to be a bit cooler, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 98°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.