10 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

10 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Brownsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Beaumont
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail, appreciate the history behind Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, then make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally look for gifts at Seas the Day.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brownsville itinerary planner .

Denver to Brownsville is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Brownsville due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Brownsville at 88°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

South Padre Island, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum

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 14th (Mon): hike along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Clem's Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall, and then don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brownsville to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. October in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Clem's Marina ©
Clem's Marina

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, walk around Oyster Creek Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lakewood Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, then get lost in a book at Lanier Theological Library, and then stroll around Pundt Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Corpus Christi to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, Oyster Creek Park, Pundt Park
Highlights from your plan
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Pundt Park ©
Pundt Park

3
nights
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaumont: Orange (W.H. Stark House, Blue Elbow Swamp, & more) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Cattail Marsh, see the interesting displays at John Jay French House Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Chambers House, and admire the natural beauty at Beaumont Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Beaumont route maker app .

Traveling by car from Houston to Beaumont takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for little chillier nights in Beaumont, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beaumont

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Orange, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Cattail Marsh ©
Cattail Marsh
Beaumont Botanical Gardens ©
Beaumont Botanical Gardens