15 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 5 nights

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South Padre Island

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Isla Blanca Park and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Padre Island: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen) and Brownsville (Sabal Palm Sanctuary & Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and take the plunge with Skydive South Padre Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip maker website.

Atlanta to South Padre Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

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 hidden gems such as Goose Island State Park and Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Step out of the city life by going to Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture. Get out of town with these interesting Corpus Christi side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Port Aransas) and Rockport (Fulton Mansion State Historic Site & Howard Murph Memorial Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park, identify plant and animal life at Texas Sealife Center, take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, and take a pleasant ride with Horses On The Beach: Corpus Christi.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip planner.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and S-n-G Horseback Riding. Step out of the city life by going to Stewart Beach and Galveston Helicopters. And it doesn't end there: stop by East End Historic District, stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, tour in style with Treasure Isle Tour Train, and see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Galveston trip planner.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Galveston are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Houston.

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Houston

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Memorial Park. Escape the urban bustle at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Water Wall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum (in Beaumont), Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center (in Orange) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel, stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park, and let little ones run wild at Discovery Green.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Houston holiday app.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Houston, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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