7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h
1
San Antonio
— 1 night
2
Austin
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), shop like a local with Blue Star Contemporary, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and then hike along The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip maker website .

Tampa to San Antonio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tampa in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin online holiday builder .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Port Aransas Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi vacation builder tool .

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Aransas
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Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Port Aransas Museum ©
Port Aransas Museum

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