8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Galveston
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Port Bolivar
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Port O'Connor
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Port Lavaca
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Rockport
— 1 night
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Port Aransas
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 night

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Galveston

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.
On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galveston online trip itinerary builder.

Austin to Galveston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in October, Galveston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Port Bolivar.

Things to do in Galveston

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Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2

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Port Bolivar

Port Bolivar ©
Port Bolivar is an unincorporated community located in the Bolivar Peninsula census-designated place, in Galveston County, Texas, United States state of Texas within Galveston County and part of the metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Crystal Beach, don't miss a visit to Fort Travis Seashore Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bolivar Point Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Bolivar trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Port Bolivar takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port O'Connor.

Things to do in Port Bolivar

Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Port O'Connor

Port O'Connor
Port O'Connor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Calhoun County, Texas, United States, near the Gulf coastline between Galveston and Corpus Christi. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at King Fisher Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port O'Connor trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Port Bolivar to Port O'Connor in 4 hours. Traveling from Port Bolivar in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Port O'Connor, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Lavaca.

Things to do in Port O'Connor

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca ©
Port Lavaca is a city in Calhoun County, located in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Half Moon Reef Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Calhoun County Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Indianola Fishing Marina.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Lavaca online road trip planner.

Port Lavaca is just a short distance from Port O'Connor. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rockport.

Things to do in Port Lavaca

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Pier / Boardwalk
Indianola Fishing Marina
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History Museum
Calhoun County Museum
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Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Windway Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Rockport Demo Bird Garden & Wetlands Pond, then grab your bike and head to Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rockport online day trip planner.

Drive from Port Lavaca to Rockport in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Rockport

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Landmark
Windway Gallery
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Port Aransas

Port Aransas ©
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. On the 15th (Thu), stroll around Roberts Point Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an in-depth tour of Port Aransas Museum & Farleys Historic Boat Shop, and finally look for gifts at Fly It Port A.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Port Aransas online route builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rockport to Port Aransas takes 1.5 hours. October in Port Aransas sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Whitecap Beach, make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, and then trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Aransas to Corpus Christi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Aransas in October, Corpus Christi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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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 17th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, then stop by Seas the Day, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
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Pier / Boardwalk
Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Seas the Day
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