6 days in Houston & Galveston Island Itinerary

6 days in Houston & Galveston Island Itinerary

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6 days in Houston & Galveston Island Itinerary

Start: El Paso
Fly:  5​h
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Galveston
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: El Paso

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Houston is known for museums, nightlife, childrens museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Houston journey planner.

El Paso to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Houston. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from El Paso in October since evenings lows in Houston dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): wander the streets of The Strand, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then stroll the grounds of Old City Cemetery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Galveston trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens
The Strand ©
The Strand

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