4 days in Houston & Miami Beach Itinerary

4 days in Houston & Miami Beach Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Houston
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Miami Beach
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Houston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then admire the natural beauty at McGovern Centennial Gardens. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Lakewood Church, then stroll through White Oak Bayou Trail, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Austin to Houston is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Houston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
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Miami Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then stroll through South Beach, then take in the local highlights with Art Deco Walks, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road. On your second day here, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Miami Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Miami Beach. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami Beach when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

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