21 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

21 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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South Padre Island
— 3 nights
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Brownsville
— 3 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 4 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.
South Padre Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, enjoy the sea views from Port Isabel Lighthouse, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip site.

Dayton to South Padre Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dayton in February; daily highs in South Padre Island reach 67°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Explore Brownsville's surroundings by going to Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Port Isabel). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Gladys Porter Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at The Carriage House Day Spa, admire the majestic nature at Resaca de la Palma State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sabal Palm Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brownsville day trip planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Brownsville by journey takes about an hour. Traveling from South Padre Island in February, expect nights in Brownsville to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Resaca de la Palma State Park ©
Resaca de la Palma State Park

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Rockport (Windway Gallery, Goose Island State Park, &more) and Port Aransas (Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Port Aransas Beach, &more). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, test your problem-solving skills at 11th Hour Escape, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Corpus Christi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brownsville to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. In February in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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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.
Galveston is known for historic sites, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, take a stroll through The Strand, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Galveston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Corpus Christi in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum ©
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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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.
Take a break from Houston with a short trip to That Escape Place in Spring, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, and explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Houston, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

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