8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Galveston
— 1 day
Drive
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Port Bolivar
— 1 night
Drive
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Port O'Connor
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Lavaca
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockport
— 1 night
Drive to Aransas Pass, TX, Ferry to Port Aransas, TX
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Port Aransas
— 1 night
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, make a trip to 1880 Garten Verein, then make a trip to Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston itinerary planner.

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 a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Bolivar.

Things to do in Galveston

Highlights from your trip
The Seawall ©
Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
4.2
Old City Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Old City Cemetery
4.5

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Crystal Beach, stroll around Fort Travis Seashore Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Bolivar Point Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Bolivar online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Port Bolivar in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Port O'Connor.

Things to do in Port Bolivar

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

1
night
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. On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at King Fisher Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port O'Connor trip builder app.

Getting from Port Bolivar to Port O'Connor by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Port Bolivar in October, plan for little chillier nights in Port O'Connor, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Lavaca.

Things to do in Port O'Connor

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

1
night
Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca is a city in Calhoun County, located in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, make a trip to Half Moon Reef Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Calhoun County Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Indianola Fishing Marina.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Lavaca vacation planner.

Port Lavaca is just a stone's throw from Port O'Connor. In October, daily temperatures in Port Lavaca can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rockport.

Things to do in Port Lavaca

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Calhoun County Museum ©
History Museum
Calhoun County Museum
4.8
Indianola Fishing Marina ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Indianola Fishing Marina
4.1

1
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Rockport

Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Windway Gallery, then walk around 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.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rockport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Lavaca to Rockport takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Rockport

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Windway Gallery ©
Landmark
Windway Gallery
4.9

1
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Port Aransas

Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): walk around Roberts Point Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take an in-depth tour of Port Aransas Museum & Farleys Historic Boat Shop, and finally look for gifts at Fly It Port A.

Plan trip to Port Aransas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rockport to Port Aransas takes 1.5 hours. In October in Port Aransas, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.9

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Whitecap Beach, don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, and then stroll through Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Aransas to Corpus Christi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Port Aransas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Corpus Christi, with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Highlights from your trip

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Laguna Madre Nature Trail, stop by Seas the Day, and then don't miss a visit to Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island road trip site.

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Historic Walking Area
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
4.4
Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Pirate's Landing Fishing Pier
4.3
Seas the Day ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Seas the Day
5.0

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