8 days in Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

8 days in Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

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8 days in Houston & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 2 nights
End: Houston

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and Bonfire Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate Texas Prison Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan), Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Houston trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Houston. In March in Houston, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Texas Prison Museum, Houston Premium Outlets, Messina Hof Winery, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Bonfire Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Messina Hof Winery ©
Messina Hof Winery

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, then steep yourself in history at King William Historic District, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online visit planner .

Take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in San Antonio sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The Guenther House Museum ©
The Guenther House Museum

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Houston travel planner .

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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