3 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

3 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt
— 2 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto



— 2 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.
You've now added Galveston Fishing Pier to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace and then look for gifts at Murdochs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, take a leisurely stroll along Galveston Fishing Pier, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and finally make a trip to 1880 Garten Verein.

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Toronto, Canada to Galveston is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Galveston. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Galveston to be warmer, temps between 21°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Galveston Island travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.