Route & dates
3 days in Texas Gulf Coast Itinerary
Fly + shuttle: 4h 45min
Galveston, Galveston Island— 2 nights
Houston— 1 night
bus: 3h 45min
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 15th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, and then take a stroll through The Strand.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston itinerary planner.
Dallas to Galveston is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Galveston when traveling from Dallas in April, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Houston.
Things to do in Galveston
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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.Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Houston Zoo and then play a few rounds at Hermann Park. On the next day, engage your brain at Houston Museum of Natural Science, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston vacation trip planner.
You can drive from Galveston to Houston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. April in Houston sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Houston
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