8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas journey planner

Make it your trip
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Glen Rose
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island

— 3 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island day trip tool.

Newark to South Padre Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to South Padre Island is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in South Padre Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Austin

— 2 nights

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 9th (Mon): stroll through Mount Bonnell and then have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip website.

Getting from South Padre Island to Austin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 98°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glen Rose

— 2 nights
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, examine the collection at Dinosaur World, and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Somervell County Museum and then stroll around Big Rocks Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glen Rose itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Austin to Glen Rose in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Glen Rose, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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.