4 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

4 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Corpus Christi
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Galveston, Galveston Island
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Houston
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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 10th (Sun): 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 then make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi journey planning tool.

Seattle to Corpus Christi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Corpus Christi reach 87°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, then stop by Murdochs, then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and finally take a stroll through The Strand.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Galveston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in May, you will find days in Galveston are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Houston holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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.