8 days in Mississippi & Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Mississippi & Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll around Texas Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to McRaven House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, and then take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg day trip app.

New York City to Vicksburg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Vicksburg. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Vicksburg are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for gifts at Karen's Custom Toe Rings, and then take the plunge with Skydive South Padre Island.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vicksburg to South Padre Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vicksburg in August, South Padre Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Adventure · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium, and then make a trip to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from South Padre Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Corpus Christi, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, then look for gifts at Murdochs, and finally get in on the family fun at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Strand, get a new perspective on things with Galveston Water Adventures, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galveston day trip planning website.

You can fly from Corpus Christi to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in August, expect nights in Galveston to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Texas Gulf Coast travel guide

4.2
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.