7 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Kemah
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Drive + ferry:  5​h 45​min
Port Aransas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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Kemah

Kemah ©
Kemah is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at Rose's Seafood, Inc., stop by Nana's Attic, and then witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kemah road trip planning tool .

Dallas to Kemah is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Kemah

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Rose's Seafood, Inc., San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Nana's Attic
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Rose's Seafood, Inc. ©
Rose's Seafood, Inc.
Nana's Attic ©
Nana's Attic

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, then stop by Murdochs, and finally steep yourself in history at Ashton Villa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Galveston trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kemah to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. July in Galveston sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Aransas.

Things to do in Galveston

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Port Aransas

Port Aransas ©
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. On the 24th (Tue), look for gifts at Gratitude, look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, and then stop by Winton's Candy Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Windway Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, and then kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Aransas online holiday planner .

Getting from Galveston to Port Aransas by combination of taxi, bus, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Aransas are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Port Aransas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rockport, Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
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Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion ©
Malaquite Beach and Pavilion
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site ©
Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then visit a coastal fixture at Port Isabel Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Isla Blanca Park. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Port Aransas to South Padre Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port Isabel Lighthouse
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Port Isabel Lighthouse ©
Port Isabel Lighthouse
Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA ©