9 days in Houston, Hill Country & San Antonio Itinerary

9 days in Houston, Hill Country & San Antonio Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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New Braunfels
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vanderpool
— 1 day
Drive
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Johnson City
— 2 nights
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Houston — 2 nights

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 20th (Sat): hike along Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip maker app.

Austin to Houston is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. November in Houston sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. You'll set off for New Braunfels on the 22nd (Mon).
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New Braunfels — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at McKenna Children's Museum, then get a dose of the wild on Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, and then learn insider's secrets on Cypress Creek Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Lockhart State Park and then tee off at Max Starcke Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the New Braunfels trip planner.

Fly from Houston to New Braunfels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Houston in November since evenings lows in New Braunfels dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 2 nights

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): browse the exhibits of The Guenther House Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, and then tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, then view the masterpieces at Caliente Hot Glass, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally make a trip to Main Plaza.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio online tour builder.

Drive from New Braunfels to San Antonio in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vanderpool.
Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Nature
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Vanderpool — 1 day

Vanderpool is a small unincorporated community in Bandera County in the U.S. state of Texas, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Lone Star Motorcycle Museum and then hike along Lost Maples East Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Vanderpool route site.

Getting from San Antonio to Vanderpool by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in November, expect Vanderpool to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johnson City.
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Johnson City — 2 nights

Johnson City is a city in Blanco County, Texas, United States. On the 27th (Sat), get curious at Science Mill and then view the masterpieces at Texcetera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead Tours, admire the striking features of Old Blanco County Courthouse, and then tee off at Vaaler Creek Golf Club.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johnson City day trip planning site.

You can drive from Vanderpool to Johnson City in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Shopping
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