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: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h
1
Corpus Christi
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Texas State Aquarium, and then steep yourself in history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

Make your Corpus Christi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Los Angeles to Corpus Christi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, Corpus Christi is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

1
night
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 7th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, wander the streets of The Strand, then contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt

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