7 days in Houston, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

7 days in Houston, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

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7 days in Houston, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Houston
— 4 nights
End: Houston

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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.
Discovery Green has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Discovery Green.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip maker tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Fun & Games
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Discovery Green ©
Discovery Green

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rio San Antonio Cruises, San Antonio Brewery Tours and The Alamo. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then go sightseeing with San Antonio Brewery Tours, and then get from here to there with Rio San Antonio Cruises.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio tour itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Rio San Antonio Cruises ©
Rio San Antonio Cruises

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Circuit of The Americas. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): bet on your favorite at Circuit of The Americas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Austin day trip app .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Houston.
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Circuit of The Americas ©
Circuit of The Americas

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Houston

Houston ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Beer Tastings & Tours, Holocaust Museum Houston, Galveston Water Adventures, and other attractions. Step out of Houston to go to Kemah and see Kemah Boardwalk, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Enjoy Houston some more: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and partake in some friendly competition at Quest Shark Adventures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston day trip app .

Drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Galveston, Battleship Texas State Historic Site, Kemah Boardwalk
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Galveston Water Adventures ©
Galveston Water Adventures

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