34 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

34 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Beaumont
— 3 nights
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Drive to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Fly to Valley International Airport, Drive to South Padre Island
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South Padre Island
— 5 nights
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Brownsville
— 4 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 6 nights
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Lake Jackson
— 2 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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Houston
— 7 nights

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Beaumont

Kids will enjoy Gator Country and John Jay French House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Beaumont side-trips: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Orange (Blue Elbow Swamp, Stark Museum of Art, &more).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Beaumont trip planning website.

Houston to Beaumont is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in October since evenings lows in Beaumont dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Stark Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Stark Museum of Art
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and Skydive South Padre Island. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., trot along with a tour on horseback, stop by Seas the Day, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Beaumont to South Padre Island. Traveling from Beaumont in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in South Padre Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brownsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Brownsville

Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Family-friendly places like Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail and Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Port Isabel (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, examine the collection at Little Graceland, relax and rejuvenate at The Carriage House Day Spa, and immerse yourself in nature at Resaca de la Palma State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brownsville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Padre Island to Brownsville takes an hour. Traveling from South Padre Island in October, plan for little chillier nights in Brownsville, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and Padre Island National Seashore. Get out of town with these interesting Corpus Christi side-trips: Rockport (Goose Island State Park, Rockport Beach, &more) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach, Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, and snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi online route maker.

You can drive from Brownsville to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Lake Jackson.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Lake Jackson

Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, then play a few rounds at Wilderness Golf Course, then enjoy the sand and surf at Quintana Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery, then examine the collection at Lake Jackson Historical Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Jackson online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Lake Jackson takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Lake Jackson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Family-friendly places like The Seawall and The Strand will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, immerse yourself in nature at Galveston Island State Park, and steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Lake Jackson to Galveston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Jackson in October since evenings lows in Galveston dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

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The Seawall ©
Historic Walking Area
The Seawall
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Galveston Water Adventures ©
Speed Boats Tour
Galveston Water Adventures
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Moody Gardens ©
Garden
Moody Gardens
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Spring (That Escape Place & Old Town Spring) and Houston Party Playland (in Webster). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Houston day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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That Escape Place ©
Room Escape Game
That Escape Place
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