7 days in Texas Gulf Coast & South Texas Plains Itinerary

7 days in Texas Gulf Coast & South Texas Plains Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 night
Fly
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Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive

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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 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Space Center Houston and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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2
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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 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, then push the limits with Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Corpus Christi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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3
nights
San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Mission Concepcion. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio tour planner.

Drive from Corpus Christi to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.