60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
South Padre Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brownsville
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Corpus Christi
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Victoria
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Beaumont
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Houston
— 12 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

7
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
South Padre Island is known for wildlife, adventure, theme parks, classes, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Andy Bowie Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island sightseeing planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to South Padre Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to South Padre Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in South Padre Island hover around 22°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brownsville.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Isabel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Brownsville

Brownsville ©
Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Get out of town with these interesting Brownsville side-trips: Adolph Thomae Jr County Park (in Rio Hondo) and Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park, Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Gladys Porter Zoo, witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Resaca de la Palma State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brownsville trip itinerary app .

Drive from South Padre Island to Brownsville in an hour. While traveling from South Padre Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brownsville, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Harlingen, Adolph Thomae Jr County Park, Freddy Fender Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gladys Porter Zoo ©
Gladys Porter Zoo
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum ©
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park ©
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park

11
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Corpus Christi: Port Aransas (Gratitude, Port Aransas Beach, & more) and Rockport (Memorial Park, Goose Island State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, take in the views from Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, and don't miss a visit to K Space Contemporary.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi trip maker tool .

You can drive from Brownsville to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. In February in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockport, Port Aransas
Highlights from your plan
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Texas State Aquarium ©
Texas State Aquarium

6
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
Victoria is the largest city and county seat of Victoria County, Texas. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Bay City (Matagorda County Birding Nature Center & Matagorda County Museum), Danish Heritage Museum (in Danevang) and Port Lavaca (Indianola Fishing Marina, Calhoun County Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Lake Texana State Park, see the interesting displays at City by the Sea Museum, make a trip to The 1892 Victoria County Courthouse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Paddling Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip app .

Traveling by car from Corpus Christi to Victoria takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Beaumont.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Port Lavaca, Bay City, Matagorda, Lake Texana State Park, Danish Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Matagorda Bay Nature Park ©
Matagorda Bay Nature Park
Victoria Fine Arts Center ©
Victoria Fine Arts Center
Calhoun County Museum ©
Calhoun County Museum

6
nights
Beaumont

Beaumont ©
Beaumont is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaumont: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Orange (Blue Elbow Swamp, W.H. Stark House, & more) and Museum of the Gulf Coast (in Port Arthur). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Chambers House, take in nature's colorful creations at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum of Texas, and steep yourself in history at Tyrrell Historical Library.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beaumont trip planner .

You can drive from Victoria to Beaumont in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daytime highs in Beaumont are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Chambers House ©
The Chambers House
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum

11
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galveston: Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery (in Lake Jackson), Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk) and League City (Butler Longhorn Museum, Walter Hall Park, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Galveston road trip app .

You can drive from Beaumont to Galveston in 2 hours. Traveling from Beaumont in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Galveston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

League City, Kemah, Texas City Museum, Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Moody Gardens ©
Moody Gardens

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baytown (Fred Hartman Bridge & Baytown Nature Center), Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum (in Dickinson) and La Porte (Battleship Texas State Historic Site & San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Houston journey maker .

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Houston are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Baytown, La Porte, Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum, Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo