47 days in Seattle, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

47 days in Seattle, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

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47 days in Seattle, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 22 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Houston
— 20 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

22
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Step out of the city life by going to Lower Big Quilcene Trail and Discovery Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Picnic Point Park (in Edmonds) and Mt Si (in North Bend). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, contemplate the waterfront views at Hood Canal, stroll through Alki Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ellinor.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle tour planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Seattle is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland to Seattle, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in June, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Port Townsend, Sequim, Federal Way
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Mount Ellinor ©
Mount Ellinor
Mount Walker ©
Mount Walker

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, walk around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in July, with highs in San Antonio at 43°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

20
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Washington-on-the-Brazos and Big Thicket National Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah), Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville) and Huntsville State Park (in Huntsville). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, identify plant and animal life at Texas Wolfdog Project, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Houston online route builder .

Take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaumont, Washington, Montgomery, College Station, Kemah Boardwalk
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Water Wall ©
Water Wall
Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Big Thicket National Preserve ©
Big Thicket National Preserve

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