14 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast planner

Make it your trip
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corpus Christi
— 4 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Houston online day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Houston is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Houston, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect nights in Houston to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 4 nights

The Oleander City

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.
Step out of Galveston with an excursion to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find something for the whole family at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and examine the collection at Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 2 nights
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., then stroll through South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planning site.

Getting from Galveston to South Padre Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Corpus Christi

— 4 nights

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Explore Corpus Christi's surroundings by going to Port Aransas (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Port Aransas Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Texas State Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Corpus Christi when traveling from South Padre Island in November, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Science Museums
Stretching over 965 km (600 mi) from Louisiana to the Mexican border, the Texas Gulf Coast is the state's main region for outdoor activity and vacation getaways. Dotted with funky seaside villages, expansive national parks, and beautiful golden sand beaches, the Gulf Coast is only an hour's drive from Houston, the state's cultural and commercial hub. For some historical sightseeing, wander through centuries-old downtown Galveston, or head to South Padre Island for a tropical holiday.