5 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

5 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast journey planner

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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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Houston
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to South Padre Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City to South Padre Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, South Padre Island is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 28th (Fri), learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, and then make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Corpus Christi sightseeing tool.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corpus Christi: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Houston

— 2 nights

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 29th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Water Wall and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Corpus Christi to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.