16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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16 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 4 nights
5
Fort Davis
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Glen Rose
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Montreal

3
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Moody Mansion and Galveston Railroad Museum. Popular historic sites such as Bishop's Palace and Old City Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, see the interesting displays at Lone Star Flight Museum, and stop by Murdochs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston road trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Galveston is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Galveston is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Galveston reach 38°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island road trip tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in South Padre Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
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 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Selena Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, and then admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Goose Island State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockport, Mustang Island State Park
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Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Mustang Island State Park ©
Mustang Island State Park

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Appreciate the collections at The Alamo and The Guenther House Museum. Visiting Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park will get you outdoors. Explore San Antonio's surroundings by going to Inner Space Cavern (in Georgetown) and New Braunfels (Comal River & Landa Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along The San Antonio River Walk and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Davis.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Braunfels, Burnet, Inner Space Cavern
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Comal River ©
Comal River
Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park

2
nights
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, and then admire the majestic nature at Balmorhea State Park.

Plan my day in Fort Davis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fort Davis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in July: high temperatures in Fort Davis hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glen Rose.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Balmorhea State Park
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Balmorhea State Park ©
Balmorhea State Park
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

1
night
Glen Rose

Glen Rose ©
Glen Rose is a city in and the county seat of Somervell County, Texas, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glen Rose tour planner .

Getting from Fort Davis to Glen Rose by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Fort Davis in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Glen Rose: highs are around 41°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Rose

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Wiseman House
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Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Big Rocks Park ©
Big Rocks Park
Wiseman House ©
Wiseman House

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