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.
Bring the kids along to Houston Zoo and Cockrell Butterfly Center. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker website .

El Paso to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Houston is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Houston, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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): contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk. On the next day, take a stroll through The Strand, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and then get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galveston online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Houston to Galveston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows 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 Shopping

Side Trip

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

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