7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Texas Gulf Coast & Austin Itinerary

7 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Texas Gulf Coast & Austin Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Rockport
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 17th (Mon), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and then explore the activities along Sprague Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park holiday builder tool.

Green Bay to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Rocky Mountain National Park. When traveling from Green Bay in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island tour itinerary website.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to South Padre Island in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to South Padre Island. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Rockport.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, and finally admire the majestic nature at Goose Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockport trip maker website.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Rockport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. August in Rockport sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Rockport Beach ©
Rockport Beach
Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Aquarium at Rockport Harbor ©
Aquarium at Rockport Harbor

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Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 22nd (Sat), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Austin, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rockport to Austin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rockport in August, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Barton Creek Greenbelt ©
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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