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: Austin
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Austin

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 hidden gems such as Galveston Island State Park and Port Of Galveston. There's much more to do: take a stroll through East End Historic District, take a leisurely stroll along Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, look for gifts at Murdochs, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Galveston Island Brewing.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston trip site

Austin to Galveston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Austin in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Rockport.

Things to do in Galveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Breweries
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Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier ©


Rockport ©
Rockport is a city in Aransas County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fulton Mansion State Historic Site and then admire the majestic nature at Goose Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, stop by Winton's Candy Company, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rockport trip itinerary planner

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Galveston to Rockport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rockport are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Rockport

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Port Aransas, Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge
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Goose Island State Park ©
Goose Island State Park
Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center ©
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge ©
Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge