60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

60 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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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

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

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beaumont trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Beaumont is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Montreal to Beaumont, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in November, you will find days in Beaumont are much hotter (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Beaumont

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Galveston, Galveston Island

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 Texas City Dike. Get out of town with these interesting Galveston side-trips: League City (Walter Hall Park, Helen's Garden, &more) and Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, steep yourself in history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, 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 journey 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.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

League City, Texas City, Kemah, Gulf Greyhound Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Galveston Island State Park ©
Galveston Island State Park

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Freeport

Freeport ©
Freeport is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States, located on the Gulf of Mexico. Get in touch with nature at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and Lake Texana State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freeport: City by the Sea Museum (in Palacios), Bay City (Matagorda County Birding Nature Center & Matagorda County Museum) and Angleton (MSR Houston, Stephen F. Austin Statue, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Quintana Beach, play a few rounds at Wilderness Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Gulf Prairie Presbyterian Church & Cemetery, and examine the collection at Brazosport Museum of Natural Science.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Freeport trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Galveston to Freeport with the Route module. Traveling from Galveston in November, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Freeport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Freeport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Jackson, Angleton, Bay City, Quintana, Surfside Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crocodile Encounter ©
Crocodile Encounter
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge ©
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary ©
Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Houston Audubon. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Battleship Texas State Historic Site (in La Porte), Baytown (Baytown Nature Center & Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center) and Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Freeport to Houston takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sugar Land, Baytown, Timber Creek Golf Club, Battleship Texas State Historic Site, Bay Street Park
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Armand Bayou Nature Center ©
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Houston Audubon ©
Houston Audubon

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting South Padre Island side-trips: Harlingen (Hugh Ramsey Nature Park & Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum) and Brownsville (Palmito Ranch Battlefield, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island trip maker tool.

You can fly from Houston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brownsville, Harlingen, Port Isabel, Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Padre Island National Seashore and Goose Island State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockport (Rockport Beach, Rockport Demo Bird Garden & Wetlands Pond, &more) and Port Aransas (Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &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. Another option is to 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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