Route & dates
Drive: 3 h
Houston— 2 nights
Drive: 1 h
Galveston, Galveston Island— 2 nights
Shuttle + Foot + Fly: 3 h 30 min
Corpus Christi— 2 nights
Drive: 3 h 45 min
South Padre Island— 1 night
Shuttle + Foot + Fly: 4 h 45 min
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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.Appreciate the collections at Space Center Houston and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Step out of the city life by going to Pine Gully Park and Water Wall. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston tour planning site.
Austin to Houston is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galveston.
Things to do in Houston
Pine Gully Park
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.Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, then wander the streets of The Strand, then shop like a local with MiArt Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of 1892 Bishop's Palace, get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then look for gifts at Kite's and Flagpoles Unlimited, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens.
To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip tool.
Drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.
Things to do in Galveston
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then don't miss a visit to The Grave of Selena Quintanilla-Perez at Seaside Memorial Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach, and finally look for gifts at Fly It Port A. On the next day, kick back and relax at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Corpus Christi online sightseeing planner.
Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. June in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.
Things to do in Corpus Christi
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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then stop by Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island holiday planner.
You can drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Corpus Christi in June, expect nights in South Padre Island to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in South Padre Island
South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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