29 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

29 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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29 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Beaumont
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Brownsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
South Padre Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto

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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, and tee off at Hermann Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Houston online trip itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Houston to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Houston

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

4
nights
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaumont: Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur), Orange (W.H. Stark House, Stark Museum of Art, & more) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at John Jay French House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Clifton Steamboat Museum, and contemplate the long history of Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beaumont route planning website .

You can drive from Houston to Beaumont in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Beaumont can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange, Port Arthur, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
John Jay French House Museum ©
John Jay French House Museum
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
The Chambers House ©
The Chambers House

5
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
When in Galveston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, and take in the waterfront at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galveston day trip website .

Drive from Beaumont to Galveston in 2 hours. February in Galveston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

5
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
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: Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, & more) and Rockport (Goose Island State Park, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, & more). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at USS LEXINGTON, make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park, identify plant and animal life at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Rockport
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

4
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Get out of town with these interesting Brownsville side-trips: Harlingen (Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Palmito Ranch Battlefield, and examine the collection at Stillman House Museum.

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You can drive from Corpus Christi to Brownsville in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harlingen
Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park ©
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park

4
nights
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, theme parks, classes, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and walk around Andy Bowie Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip maker site .

You can drive from Brownsville to South Padre Island in an hour. Traveling from Brownsville in March, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Port Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching