6 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

6 days in Houston & Galveston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas Gulf Coast holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Houston
— 3 nights
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Galveston
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, and stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston vacation planning app.

New York City to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Houston reach 79°F and lows reach 62°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Galveston.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Galveston

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, and then stop by Murdochs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Texas City Museum, find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and finally make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galveston online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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