6 days in San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

6 days in San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

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6 days in San Antonio & Houston Itinerary

Start: El Paso
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: El Paso

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.
Visiting Natural Bridge Caverns and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Alamo and Mission San Jose. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: Water 2 Wine (in New Braunfels) and Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War, Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio attractions planner .

El Paso to San Antonio is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Water 2 Wine
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, and then take in the history at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, then explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then play a few rounds at Hermann Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Houston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Golf

Side Trips

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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