42 days in Texas Gulf Coast & El Paso County Itinerary

42 days in Texas Gulf Coast & El Paso County Itinerary

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Houston
— 6 nights
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Beaumont
— 4 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 6 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 5 nights
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Brownsville
— 4 nights
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South Padre Island
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 11 nights

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6
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Houston

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.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Tomball Depot (in Tomball), That Escape Place (in Spring) and Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, and get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. In October in Houston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
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Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Get out of town with these interesting Beaumont side-trips: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Orange (W.H. Stark House, Blue Elbow Swamp, &more).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beaumont trip planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Beaumont takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beaumont, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stark Museum of Art ©
Stark Museum of Art
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center ©
John Jay French House Museum ©
John Jay French House Museum

6
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

Galveston ©

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.
Galveston is known for historic sites, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, take an in-depth tour of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Galveston travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Beaumont to Galveston takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Beaumont in October, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

5
nights
Corpus Christi

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 find plenty of places to visit near Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Fly It Port A, Port Aransas Beach, &more). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Texas State Aquarium, and trek along Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi road trip tool.

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island ©
Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

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Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Explore Brownsville's surroundings by going to Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, &more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, trek along Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Carriage House Day Spa, and get engrossed in the history at Historic Brownsville Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Brownsville itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Brownsville takes 2.5 hours. November in Brownsville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Brownsville

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery
The Carriage House Day Spa ©
The Carriage House Day Spa

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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: meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brownsville to South Padre Island takes an hour. November in South Padre Island sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Skydive South Padre Island ©
Skydive South Padre Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

11
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Colorado Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from South Padre Island in November: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 55°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure ©
The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure

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