8 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

8 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Houston

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 1892 Bishop's Palace and Old City Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Galveston Naval Museum. Go for a jaunt from Houston to Galveston to see Moody Mansion about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Houston Museum District, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston day trip site.

Columbus to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Houston due to the time zone difference. In January, Houston is much hotter than Columbus - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Moody Mansion ©
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Moody Mansion
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mean-Eyed Cat, Craft Pride and Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Museum and The Driskill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and Texas State Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church & Grape Creek Vineyards) and LBJ Texas White House (in Johnson City). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, wander the streets of SoCo District, see the interesting displays at Sfanthor! House of Wax, and admire the striking features of Neill-Cochran House Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Austin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Austin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Museums

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