5 days in Houston & Atlanta Itinerary

5 days in Houston & Atlanta Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Moody Gardens and Space Center Houston. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Galveston to see The Seawall about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Champ's Clock Shop, then admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, and then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Atlanta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Atlanta. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Atlanta to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

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