7 days in Galveston & Houston Itinerary

7 days in Galveston & Houston Itinerary

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Galveston
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights

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Galveston

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Stewart Beach and Porretto Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of East End Historic District, take an in-depth tour of 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with Galveston Helicopters.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston travel planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Galveston. In February, daytime highs in Galveston are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Galveston Children's Museum ©
The Galveston Children's Museum
Stewart Beach ©
Stewart Beach

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Houston

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 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Armand Bayou Nature Center, then examine the collection at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, and finally walk around Smither Park. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, then walk around Hermann Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in February, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Armand Bayou Nature Center ©
Armand Bayou Nature Center
1940 Air Terminal Museum ©
1940 Air Terminal Museum
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden ©

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