6 days in Austin & Houston Itinerary

6 days in Austin & Houston Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Austin
— 3 nights
2
Houston
— 2 nights

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari as well as Barton Springs Pool. Kids will enjoy Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Texas Military Forces Museum. St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Austin with an excursion to Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Thinkery, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern.

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Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Topsey Exotic Ranch & Drive Thru Safari, Inner Space Cavern
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Pioneer Museum ©
Pioneer Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, examine the collection at Houston Museum District, thenget curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally explore the galleries of Rothko Chapel. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, thenexplore the galleries of Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, thenexamine the collection at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

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Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Houston are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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