15 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Texas City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
Houston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
London

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS LEXINGTON and Texas Maritime Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Port Aransas Beach. Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (in Rockport) and Port Aransas (Winton's Candy Company & Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Selena Museum, stop by La Palmera, and engage your brain at Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi online journey builder .

London, UK to Corpus Christi is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Corpus Christi is minus 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Corpus Christi reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Texas City.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Rockport
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Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©
USS LEXINGTON ©
USS LEXINGTON

1
day
Texas City

Texas City ©
Texas City is a city in Galveston County in the US state of Texas. On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Texas City Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Texas City trip planner.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to Texas City in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daily temperatures in Texas City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Texas City

Museums
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Texas City Museum ©
Texas City Museum

5
days
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Rothko Chapel. Let the collections at Space Center Houston and Houston Museum of Natural Science capture your imagination. When in Houston, make a side trip to see George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planning site .

Drive from Texas City to Houston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, George Ranch Historical Park
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History

3
days
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©
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 The Bryan Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at East End Historic District and Bishop’s Palace. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, steep yourself in history at Ashton Villa, take a leisurely stroll along Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, and stop by Murdochs.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Galveston driving holiday planner.

Drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Bishop’s Palace ©
Bishop’s Palace
The Bryan Museum ©
The Bryan Museum
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion