8 days in South Padre Island & Port Isabel Itinerary

8 days in South Padre Island & Port Isabel Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast trip itinerary planner

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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Port Isabel
— 3 nights
Drive to Valley International Airport, Fly to Cincinnati

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South Padre Island

— 4 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Padre Island Farmer's Market. Change things up with these side-trips from South Padre Island: Gladys Porter Zoo (in Brownsville), Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen) and Laguna Madre (in Corpus Christi). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and stop by Seas the Day.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island tour planner.

Cincinnati to South Padre Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to South Padre Island. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Isabel.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Isabel

— 3 nights
Port Isabel is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Port Isabel is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at Virginia's Salon and Spa, get engrossed in the history at Port Isabel Historical Museum, and tee off at South Padre Island Golf Club.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Isabel trip builder site.

Port Isabel is just a stone's throw from South Padre Island. In July, daily temperatures in Port Isabel can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Isabel

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Spas · Tours

Side Trip