7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hye
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): get a taste of life in the country at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glen Rose travel itinerary planner.

Dallas to Glen Rose is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. October in Glen Rose sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Hye.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

1
night
Hye

Hye ©
Hye is an unincorporated community in western Blanco County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): do a tasting at Becker Vineyards, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, and then sample the fine beverages at Barrel Barn at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hye vacation planner.

You can drive from Glen Rose to Hye in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Hye

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Becker Vineyards (Winery), Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg
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Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)
Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg ©

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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.
Visiting Galveston Country Club and Seawolf Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to East End Historic District and Ashton Villa. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bishop’s Palace, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galveston online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hye to Galveston. Traveling from Hye in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Ashton Villa ©
Ashton Villa

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Galveston in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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