7 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

7 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

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7 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Houston

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and Houston Audubon. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Texas Wolfdog Project (in Montgomery) and Bernhardt Winery (in Plantersville). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Hermann Park, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. April in Houston sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Texas Wolfdog Project, Bernhardt Winery, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary
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Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Texas Wolfdog Project ©
Texas Wolfdog Project
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

3
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 29th (Mon): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Austin road trip planning website .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Austin are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Natural Bridge Caverns, National Museum of the Pacific War
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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