9 days in New Braunfels & South Padre Island Itinerary

9 days in New Braunfels & South Padre Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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New Braunfels
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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New Braunfels

— 4 nights

Neu-Braunfels

Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Braunfels: Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye), LBJ Texas White House (in Johnson City) and Fredericksburg (Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, Wildseed Farms, &more). There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District, whizz through the canopy at Wimberley Zipline Adventures, sample the tasty concoctions at Guadalupe Brewing Company, and don't miss a visit to New Braunfels.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Braunfels vacation builder website.

Austin to New Braunfels is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in New Braunfels

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
South Padre Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Padre Island road trip tool.

You can drive from New Braunfels to South Padre Island in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from New Braunfels in October, South Padre Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip