4 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

4 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Houston
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston online route planner.

Seattle to Houston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle to Houston, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in Houston reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, then examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galveston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Galveston sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, and then make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi online trip planner.

You can fly from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Museums
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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.