5 days in Dripping Springs, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

5 days in Dripping Springs, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

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5 days in Dripping Springs, San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

Start: Irving
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Dripping Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Irving

1
day
Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs ©
Dripping Springs is an incorporated town in Hays County, Texas, United States, 21 miles southwest of Austin. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Inks Lake State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dripping Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Dripping Springs takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Dripping Springs can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dripping Springs

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Burnet
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Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park

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.
SeaWorld San Antonio has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of the Americas.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip website .

Traveling by car from Dripping Springs to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in San Antonio are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Shopping
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Tower of the Americas ©
Tower of the Americas

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Space Center Houston. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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