35 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

35 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Houston
— 6 nights
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 5 nights
3
Beaumont
— 4 nights
4
Victoria
— 3 nights
5
Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
6
Brownsville
— 4 nights
7
South Padre Island
— 7 nights

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.
Step out of Houston with an excursion to Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum in Dickinson--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, browse the exhibits of Cockrell Butterfly Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, and get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Houston planner.

Toronto, Canada to Houston is an approximately 8-hour 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 Houston. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Houston reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute), Helen's Garden (in League City) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Living God Galveston, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

Discover how to plan a Galveston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Helen's Garden, Texas City Museum, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

4
nights
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaumont: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Orange (Stark Museum of Art, W.H. Stark House, &more) and Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur).

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Beaumont day trip tool.

Traveling by journey from Galveston to Beaumont takes 2 hours. Traveling from Galveston in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Beaumont, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orange, Port Arthur, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Chambers House ©
The Chambers House
Fire Museum of Texas ©
Fire Museum of Texas
McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum

3
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Calhoun County Museum (in Port Lavaca), Lake Texana State Park (in Edna) and City by the Sea Museum (in Palacios). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse, examine the collection at Museum of the Coastal Bend, walk around Riverside Park, and visit Victoria Fine Arts Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria driving holiday planner.

Drive from Beaumont to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Victoria sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Matagorda County Museum, Calhoun County Museum, Lake Texana State Park, City by the Sea Museum
Highlights from your plan
Matagorda County Museum ©
Matagorda County Museum
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse ©
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse
City by the Sea Museum ©
City by the Sea Museum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Port Aransas Beach, Gratitude, &more) and Goose Island State Park (in Rockport). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, admire the local landmark of Corpus Christi Watergardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Corpus Christi trip site.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Corpus Christi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Goose Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

4
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brownsville: Harlingen (Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Gladys Porter Zoo, examine the collection at Freddy Fender Museum, identify plant and animal life at Sabal Palm Sanctuary, and stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brownsville travel planning site.

You can drive from Corpus Christi to Brownsville in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Brownsville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Harlingen, Freddy Fender Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Stillman House Museum ©
Stillman House Museum

7
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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, stop by Seas the Day, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island online trip planner.

You can travel from Brownsville to South Padre Island in an hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brownsville in January: highs in South Padre Island hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Port Isabel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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