8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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8 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
New Braunfels
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
San Antonio
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
End: Houston

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get your game on at Escape Hunt, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Houston online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

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Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 98°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to New Braunfels.

Things to do in Austin

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
night
New Braunfels

New Braunfels ©
Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at McKenna Children's Museum, cool off at Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gruene Historic District.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Braunfels vacation maker tool .

Drive from Austin to New Braunfels in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in New Braunfels are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Braunfels

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels ©
Gruene Historic District ©
Gruene Historic District
McKenna Children's Museum ©
McKenna Children's Museum

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.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from New Braunfels to San Antonio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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