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
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
End: Houston

4
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.
Washington-on-the-Brazos and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Houston Premium Outlets and Old Town Spring. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac), Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary (in High Island) and Brazos Bend State Park (in Needville). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Big Thicket National Preserve. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Texas Prison Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sam Houston Statue, and immerse yourself in nature at Huntsville State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. In March, daytime highs in Houston are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Houston Premium Outlets, Big Thicket National Preserve, Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Brazos Bend State Park ©
Brazos Bend State Park

3
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.
On the 21st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pioneer Museum Complex, get engrossed in the history at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, and then look for gifts at Luckenbach Texas General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of King William Historic District, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then stroll through The San Antonio River Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in San Antonio are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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