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, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, examine the collection at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galveston trip itinerary builder website.

Austin to Galveston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Austin in March, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Galveston Island travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.