60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, Drive to Beaumont
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Beaumont
— 8 nights
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 11 nights
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Freeport
— 8 nights
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Houston
— 13 nights
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South Padre Island
— 9 nights
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Corpus Christi
— 10 nights
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Beaumont — 8 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and Cattail Marsh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaumont: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), French House ( La Maison Acadienne) (in Nederland) and Port Arthur (Museum of the Gulf Coast, Sea Rim State Park, &more).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beaumont road trip planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Beaumont is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Montreal in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Beaumont: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galveston.
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Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Galveston, Galveston Island — 11 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk) and League City (Walter Hall Park, Helen's Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and make a trip to Tree Sculptures.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galveston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beaumont to Galveston takes 2 hours. Traveling from Beaumont in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Galveston, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Freeport.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Freeport — 8 nights

Freeport is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, located on the Gulf of Mexico. Get in touch with nature at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary and Crocodile Encounter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freeport: Lake Texana State Park (in Edna), Angleton (MSR Houston & Stephen F. Austin Statue) and City by the Sea Museum (in Palacios). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Quintana Beach, tee off at Wilderness Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, and get engrossed in the history at Matagorda County Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Freeport trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Galveston to Freeport in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Galveston in November, Freeport is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.
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Houston — 13 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cockrell Butterfly Center and White Oak Bayou Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena), Baytown (Baytown Nature Center & Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center) and Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Discover how to plan a Houston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Freeport to Houston takes 1.5 hours. November in Houston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to South Padre Island.
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South Padre Island — 9 nights

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting South Padre Island side-trips: Brownsville (Palmito Ranch Battlefield, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, &more) and Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park & Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle, Inc., cast your line with a fishing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to South Padre Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Padre Island, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.
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Corpus Christi — 10 nights

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Step out of the city life by going to Padre Island National Seashore and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockport (Rockport Beach, Goose Island State Park, &more) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, meet the residents at Texas State Aquarium, kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion, and admire the majestic nature at Mustang Island State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi attractions planning site.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, Corpus Christi is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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