8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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South Padre Island
— 1 night
— 3 nights
San Antonio
— 3 nights


South Padre Island — 1 night

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 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our South Padre Island online trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to South Padre Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta to South Padre Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Austin.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Austin — 3 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore hidden gems such as Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin trip app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Austin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

San Antonio — 3 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore hidden gems such as Landa Park and Brackenridge Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Antonio day trip app.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.