15 days in San Antonio, San Marcos & Houston Itinerary

15 days in San Antonio, San Marcos & Houston Itinerary

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15 days in San Antonio, San Marcos & Houston Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 6 nights
car:  1​h
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San Marcos
— 1 day
car:  1​h
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
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Houston
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
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San Antonio
— 1 night
End: San Antonio

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Antonio B-Cycle as well as San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Head to The San Antonio River Walk and Tower of the Americasfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at The Alamo and The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Agave Gallery Fine Art). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, and get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Antonio. In December in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Marcos.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

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San Marcos

San Marcos ©
San Marcos is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tanger Outlets San Marcos. On the 26th (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets San Marcos and then get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets.

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You can take a bus from San Antonio to San Marcos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in San Marcos sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in San Marcos

Shopping
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San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Tanger Outlets San Marcos ©
Tanger Outlets San Marcos

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online journey planner .

You can take a bus from San Marcos to San Antonio in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Shops at Rivercenter ©
Shops at Rivercenter
Witte Museum ©
Witte 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Katy Mills, Holocaust Museum Houston and Houston Bike Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Houston Audubon. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Houston Museum of African American Culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery) and Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, stroll around Hermann Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Oak Bayou Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Katy Mills, Texas Wolfdog Project, Brazos Bend State Park
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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1
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San Antonio

San Antonio
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio journey planner.

Take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Houston in January, plan for slightly colder nights in San Antonio, with lows around 41°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Nightlife Tours Parks

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