11 days in Austin & Houston Itinerary

11 days in Austin & Houston Itinerary

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Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from Austin with a short trip to Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Austin route planner.

Buffalo to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buffalo in March, things will get much hotter in Austin: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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Houston

— 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (The Strand & The Seawall) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, stroll through Water Wall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and stroll around Smither Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Austin online road trip planner.

Fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Nature · Fun & Games

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