8 days in Houston, Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

8 days in Houston, Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 3 nights

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Houston

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 Juan Seguin Historic Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Moody Mansion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (Old City Cemetery & Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

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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. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in January, with highs in Houston at 63°F and lows at 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 · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Moody Mansion
4.5

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Austin

Austin ©

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 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in January, Austin is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Hamilton Pool Preserve
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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and St Joseph Catholic Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to King William Historic District and McNay Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail, take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum.

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You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Alamo
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Historic Walking Area
Mission Trail
4.7

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