8 days in Austin, Galveston & Houston Itinerary

8 days in Austin, Galveston & Houston Itinerary

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Austin
— 2 nights
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Galveston
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then indulge your taste buds at Bike and Brew ATX, and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Driskill, then wander the streets of 6th Street, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally make a trip to South Congress Avenue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder site.

Seattle to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 98°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Galveston

— 3 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strand and 1892 Bishop's Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Quintana Beach and Surfside Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Stewart Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, and look for gifts at Murdochs.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Galveston travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Austin to Galveston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in July, plan for little chillier days in Galveston, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall and then gain some tasty knowledge on Texas Beer Bus. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, contemplate the waterfront views at Pine Gully Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips