6 days in Galveston & Waco Itinerary

6 days in Galveston & Waco Itinerary

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6 days in Galveston & Waco Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Galveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Waco
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stewart Beach and Galveston Island State Park. Do your shopping at The Strand and Murdochs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at East Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Galveston Island Brewing, wander the streets of East End Historic District, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip builder.

New York City to Galveston is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Grand 1894 Opera House ©
Grand 1894 Opera House
Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mayborn Museum Complex, then shop like a local with Spice Village, and then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Waco vacation planner.

Getting from Galveston to Waco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Galveston in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Waco, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
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Spice Village ©
Spice Village
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex
Sironia ©
Sironia

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