6 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

6 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Fly
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 2 nights
Fly

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Corpus Christi

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 7th (Mon), fly like a bird with Chute 'Em Up Parasailing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, and then look for gifts at Fly It Port A. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Texas State Aquarium, then take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, and then ponder the design of Corpus Christi Watergardens.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi route website.

Indianapolis to Corpus Christi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Corpus Christi due to the time zone difference. In September, Corpus Christi is a bit warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a stroll through The Strand, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then view the masterpieces at MiArt Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with Galveston Helicopters, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, then steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Galveston journey maker site.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Houston

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston. On your second day here, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Houston tour planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Aquariums · Science Museums
Stretching over 965 km (600 mi) from Louisiana to the Mexican border, the Texas Gulf Coast is the state's main region for outdoor activity and vacation getaways. Dotted with funky seaside villages, expansive national parks, and beautiful golden sand beaches, the Gulf Coast is only an hour's drive from Houston, the state's cultural and commercial hub. For some historical sightseeing, wander through centuries-old downtown Galveston, or head to South Padre Island for a tropical holiday.