18 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

18 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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

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Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Helen's Garden (in League City). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, and engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

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Tulsa to Galveston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Tulsa in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

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Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
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Neighborhood
The Strand
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Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
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Houston

Houston ©

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.
Step out of Houston with an excursion to Battleship Texas State Historic Site in La Porte--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip app.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Houston sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Entertainment Center
Escape Hunt
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Padre Island: Brownsville (Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park & Sabal Palm Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island online tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Harlingen.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Harlingen

Harlingen ©
Harlingen is a city in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas, United States, about from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. On the 12th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, then walk around Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, then get to know the resident critters at Gladys Porter Zoo, and then trek along Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Harlingen route builder website.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Harlingen in an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in February: highs in Harlingen hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Harlingen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach & Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center) and Rockport (Windway Gallery, Goose Island State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore, immerse yourself in nature at Mustang Island State Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Harlingen to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. February in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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