9 days in Texas & Laguna Beach Itinerary

9 days in Texas & Laguna Beach Itinerary

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9 days in Texas & Laguna Beach Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h
End: Houston

1
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.
On the 19th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 20th (Sat), stop by Waterloo Records, then explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

Drive from Houston to Austin in 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 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and make a trip to Main Plaza.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online tour planner .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Antonio

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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California. Keep things going the next day: partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Laguna Beach in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Antonio in July, with highs in Laguna Beach at 80°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

LEGOLAND California, Newport Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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