6 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

6 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

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Galveston

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The Oleander City

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.
Galveston is known for historic sites, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures, and take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galveston trip planning app.

Los Angeles to Galveston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Galveston, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Galveston Island travel guide

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It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.