18 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

18 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

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18 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Houston

14
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Sri Meenakshi Devasthanam (in Pearland) and Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Houston trip planner.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In May in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Porte, Kemah Boardwalk, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brazos Bend State Park, Washington-on-the-Brazos
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

3
nights
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 26th (Sun): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Austin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Natural Bridge Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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