4 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

4 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

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4 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Downtown Aquarium. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, then admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

Dallas to Houston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Downtown Aquarium ©
Downtown Aquarium
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

1
day
Galveston

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungle Surf Rentals. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, then take a leisurely stroll along Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and finally head outdoors with Jungle Surf Rentals.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston trip tool .

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier ©

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): play a few rounds at Hermann Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Houston tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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