5 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

5 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
shuttle + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Midland


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.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, stroll through Houston Zoo, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary maker app .

Midland to Houston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Midland in April since evenings lows in Houston dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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.
On the 8th (Mon), wander the streets of The Strand, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Texas State Aquarium and then take an in-depth tour of USS LEXINGTON.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi visit app .

Getting from Galveston to Corpus Christi by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Galveston in April, you will find days in Corpus Christi are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium