49 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

49 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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49 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  13​h 30​min
1
South Padre Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brownsville
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Corpus Christi
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Victoria
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Beaumont
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 11 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

6
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, theme parks, classes, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., walk around Andy Bowie Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island visit planner .

Vancouver, Canada to South Padre Island is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. 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 somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Brownsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Get out of town with these interesting Brownsville side-trips: Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, & more) and Adolph Thomae Jr County Park (in Rio Hondo). There's still lots to do: trek along Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail, get to know the resident critters at Gladys Porter Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Historic Brownsville Museum, and stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brownsville trip planner .

You can drive from South Padre Island to Brownsville in an hour. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brownsville, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Harlingen, 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
Old City Cemetery ©
Old City Cemetery

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Corpus Christi side-trips: Port Aransas (Gratitude, Port Aransas Beach, & more) and Rockport (Howard Murph Memorial Park, Goose Island State Park, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, stroll through Whitecap Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Padre Island National Seashore, and make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi online route planner .

Traveling by car from Brownsville to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockport, Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

6
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Port Lavaca (Indianola Fishing Marina, Calhoun County Museum, & more), Bay City (Matagorda County Birding Nature Center & Matagorda County Museum) and Danish Heritage Museum (in Danevang). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Texana State Park, examine the collection at Museum of the Coastal Bend, stroll around Coleto Creek Park & Reservoir, and don't miss a visit to Matagorda Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Victoria takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Victoria are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Port Lavaca, Matagorda, Bay City, Danish Heritage Museum, 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 ©

6
nights
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Orange (Blue Elbow Swamp, W.H. Stark House, & more), Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac) and Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Chambers House, see the interesting displays at John Jay French House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Clifton Steamboat Museum, and head outdoors with Cattail Marsh.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Beaumont vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Victoria to Beaumont takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Chambers House ©
The Chambers House
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (in Lake Jackson), League City (Butler Longhorn Museum, Walter Hall Park, & more) and Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion, get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Beaumont to Galveston takes 2 hours. Traveling from Beaumont in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Galveston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

League City, Kemah, Texas City, Gulf Greyhound Park, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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