47 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

47 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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

4
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., indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island travel planner.

Vancouver, Canada to South Padre Island is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vancouver to South Padre Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vancouver, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Isabel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Get out of town with these interesting Brownsville side-trips: Adolph Thomae Jr County Park (in Rio Hondo) and Harlingen (Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum & Hugh Ramsey Nature Park). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gladys Porter Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Sabal Palm Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Historic Brownsville Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Boca Chica State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brownsville travel route planner.

You can travel from South Padre Island to Brownsville in an hour. Traveling from South Padre Island in February, expect nights in Brownsville to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Harlingen, Little Graceland, Adolph Thomae Jr County Park, Freddy Fender Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Resaca de la Palma State Park ©
Resaca de la Palma State Park

9
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 Museum & Farleys Historic Boat Shop, Port Aransas Beach, &more) and Rockport (Fulton Mansion State Historic Site, Goose Island State Park, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Brownsville to Corpus Christi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Rockport
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

3
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: Lake Texana State Park (in Edna), Matagorda (Matagorda Cemetery & Matagorda Bay Nature Park) and Matagorda County Museum (in Bay City). There's lots more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, visit Victoria Fine Arts Center, visit a coastal fixture at Half Moon Reef Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at City by the Sea Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Victoria itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Victoria takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Matagorda, Lake Texana State Park, Matagorda County Museum, Half Moon Reef Lighthouse, City by the Sea Museum
Highlights from your plan
Matagorda Bay Nature Park ©
Matagorda Bay Nature Park
Victoria Fine Arts Center ©
Victoria Fine Arts Center
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse ©
The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse

5
nights
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Explore Beaumont's surroundings by going to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur) and Orange (W.H. Stark House, Stark Museum of Art, &more).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Beaumont attractions planner.

Drive from Victoria to Beaumont in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange, Port Arthur, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Chambers House ©
The Chambers House
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
W.H. Stark House ©
W.H. Stark House

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galveston: Bolivar Point Lighthouse (in Port Bolivar), Brazosport Museum of Natural Science (in Clute) and League City (West Bay Common School Museum, Helen's Garden, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion, browse the collection at Rosenberg Library, and see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.

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You can travel from Beaumont to Galveston in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

League City, Kemah, Gulf Greyhound Park, Bolivar Point Lighthouse, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
1892 Bishop's Palace
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson), Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam (in Pearland) and La Porte (Juan Seguin Historic Park, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, &more). There's much more to do: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Houston road trip planning tool.

Drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Porte, Baytown Nature Center, Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum, Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston