9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly to Carlsbad, Drive to Fort Davis
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Fort Davis
— 1 day
Drive
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Glen Rose
— 1 day
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Drive
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Fly

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Fort Davis

— 1 day
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Davis National Historic Site, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

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Oakland to Fort Davis is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Oakland to Fort Davis is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oakland in July, with highs in Fort Davis at 87°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Glen Rose

— 1 day
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 19th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, immerse yourself in nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park, and then walk around Big Rocks Park.

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Traveling by car from Fort Davis to Glen Rose takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fort Davis in July, things will get a bit warmer in Glen Rose: highs are around 97°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, then look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Sealife Center, and then stroll through Rockport Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park.

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Traveling by car from Glen Rose to Corpus Christi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Corpus Christi in July: highs in South Padre Island hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 1 night

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 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Armand Bayou Nature Center, kick back and relax at Stewart Beach, and then look for gifts at Murdochs. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Galveston Island State Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier.

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You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Galveston, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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.