5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Houston
— Few hours
Bus:  3 h
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
End: Birmingham

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston vacation maker site.

Birmingham to Houston is an approximately 5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Birmingham in May, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Wildlife Parks
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Houston Audubon ©
Houston Audubon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the history at Mission Espada, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Antonio travel planning tool.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

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nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): wander the streets of 6th Street, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at St Elmo Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, then shop like a local with South Congress Avenue, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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