31 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

31 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast holiday maker
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Houston
— 6 nights
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Beaumont
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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South Padre Island
— 4 nights
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Brownsville
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 6 nights
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Houston — 6 nights

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 Ilovekickboxing in League City--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Houston holiday maker.

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 7-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, things will get warmer in Houston: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beaumont.
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Beaumont — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to W.H. Stark House (in Orange), Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur).

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beaumont trip planner.

Getting from Houston to Beaumont by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galveston.
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Galveston, Galveston Island — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Galveston with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, learn the secrets of beer at Just Cast Charters, don't miss a visit to Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, and learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston trip maker.

Traveling by car from Beaumont to Galveston takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island day trip site.

Fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brownsville.
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Brownsville — 4 nights

Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Explore Brownsville's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Port Isabel) and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum (in Harlingen). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gladys Porter Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at The Carriage House Day Spa, take in the history at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and admire the majestic nature at Resaca de la Palma State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brownsville trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Brownsville takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in March: highs in Brownsville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi — 6 nights

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: Rockport (Fulton Mansion State Historic Site & Goose Island State Park) and Port Aransas (Roberts Point Park, Port Aransas Beach, &more). Spend the 16th (Thu) 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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and stroll through Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Corpus Christi holiday planner.

You can drive from Brownsville to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

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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.
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