2 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

2 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

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2 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Houston

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Houston

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, then make a trip to Water Wall, and then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Houston planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center ©
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 28th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in Austin sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

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