39 days in Portland, Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

39 days in Portland, Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

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Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 18 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Houston
— 17 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Portland

18
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore hidden gems such as Columbia River Highway and Manzanita Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Meares Lighthouse and Officers' Row. Venture out of the city with trips to Prehistoric (in Lincoln City), K&M Wines (in Carlton) and Hood River (Cathedral Ridge Winery, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, &more). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. And it doesn't end there: hike along Astoria Oregon Riverwalk, examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, do a tasting at Domaine Serene, and steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Astoria, Salem, Hood River, Vancouver, Troutdale
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards

17
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Glenwood Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Houston Museum District and East End Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Galveston (The Seawall, Murdochs, &more) and Fire Museum of Texas (in Beaumont). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and contemplate the long history of George Ranch Historical Park.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Houston attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Houston takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Houston. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in March; daily highs in Houston reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Galveston, Huntsville, La Porte, Washington, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site ©

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Steves Homestead, thentake an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, and then contemplate the long history of The Alamo. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, thenadmire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, thenexamine the collection at Witte Museum, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

Plan my day in San Antonio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Battle For Texas: The Experience ©
Battle For Texas: The Experience
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

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