11 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

11 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

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11 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

Start: Tempe
Drive:  19​h
1
Houston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Houston
— 4 nights
Drive:  19​h
End: Tempe

6
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.
You've added Waugh Drive Bat Colony, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Memorial Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Hermann Park and let the kids burn off some steam at Discovery Green.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip planner.

Tempe to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Tempe in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Outdoors Parks Golf
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Discovery Green ©
Discovery Green

1
day
Galveston

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 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galveston tour planner .

Getting from Houston to Galveston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March in Galveston, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Space Center Houston
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park. See even more of Houston: explore and take pictures at Rodeo Houston or Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites
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