8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, and then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Galveston route planning site.

Glasgow, UK to Galveston is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect Galveston to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Moody Mansion
4.5
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Murdochs
4.3
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Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
4.5

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Galveston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
3.3
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.6

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Austin

Austin ©

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 13th (Fri): take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin attractions planner.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in July, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Hot Spring
Barton Springs Pool
4.4
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Neighborhood
South Congress Avenue
4.2

1
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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the galleries of The Alamo, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Alamo
4.4

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