8 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

8 days in Houston & Austin Itinerary

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Houston
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Houston

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 1892 Bishop's Palace and Old City Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Battleship Texas State Historic Site and Holocaust Museum Houston. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Galveston (Galveston Naval Museum & Moody Mansion). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and admire the sheer force of Water Wall.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Houston day trip site.

Columbus to Houston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Houston due to the time zone difference. In January, Houston is much hotter than Columbus - with highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Moody Mansion
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mean-Eyed Cat, Craft Pride and Pete's Dueling Piano Bar. Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Museum and Texas State Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grape Creek Vineyards on Main and LBJ Texas White House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church & Grape Creek Vineyards). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, take a stroll through 6th Street, contemplate the long history of Neill-Cochran House Museum, and admire the striking features of The Driskill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin journey planner.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Austin when traveling from Houston in January, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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