5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
bus:  3​h
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Houston

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and try out the rides at SeaWorld San Antonio.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio attractions planning app .

Houston to San Antonio is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 12th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally stop by Waterloo Records.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin road trip website .

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

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