4 days in Austin, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

4 days in Austin, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

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4 days in Austin, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: New York City

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through South Congress Avenue.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Austin journey planning site .

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Austin are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hamilton Pool Preserve
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Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail, and then take in the history at Mission Concepcion.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio online trip maker .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Mission Concepcion ©
Mission Concepcion
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
McNay Art Museum ©
McNay Art Museum

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Houston

Houston ©
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 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Water Wall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip app .

Drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
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Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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