3 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

3 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Corpus Christi
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of The Strand, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and then get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and then get some thrills on the water with Galveston Water Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip planner.

San Antonio to Galveston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect nights in Galveston to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and finally make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Corpus Christi route planner.

You can fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Science Museums
Stretching over 965 km (600 mi) from Louisiana to the Mexican border, the Texas Gulf Coast is the state's main region for outdoor activity and vacation getaways. Dotted with funky seaside villages, expansive national parks, and beautiful golden sand beaches, the Gulf Coast is only an hour's drive from Houston, the state's cultural and commercial hub. For some historical sightseeing, wander through centuries-old downtown Galveston, or head to South Padre Island for a tropical holiday.