6 days in Galveston Island & Waco Itinerary

6 days in Galveston Island & Waco Itinerary

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6 days in Galveston Island & Waco Itinerary

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

3
nights
Galveston

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Stewart Beach and East Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galveston Island State Park and East End Historic District. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand, get engrossed in the history at Lone Star Flight Museum, steep yourself in history at The Grand 1894 Opera House, and stop by Murdochs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Galveston to be much hotter, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Waco.

Things to do in Galveston

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park
Grand 1894 Opera House ©
Grand 1894 Opera House
Murdochs ©
Murdochs

2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
On the 8th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cameron Park Zoo, then browse for treasures at Spice Village, and then enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Gourmet Gallery, then stop by Wiseman House, and then stroll through Big Rocks Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waco holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Waco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Big Rocks Park, Wiseman House
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Big Rocks Park ©
Big Rocks Park
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex
Spice Village ©
Spice Village

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