10 days in Texas Gulf Coast & San Antonio Itinerary

10 days in Texas Gulf Coast & San Antonio Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and finally take a stroll through The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, then don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Fredericton, Canada to Galveston is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fredericton to Galveston is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fredericton in October, expect Galveston to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Port Aransas Beach in Port Aransas (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip maker website.

You can fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Corpus Christi, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
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Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Antonio: Austin (The Driskill & Texas State Capitol). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in San Antonio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Austin
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns