5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night

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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, then view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, and finally steep yourself in history at The Driskill. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and finally stroll through Mount Bonnell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Austin route builder site.

Indianapolis to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Austin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indianapolis in December, plan for much hotter days in Austin, with highs around 64°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Zilker Metropolitan Park ©
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, then take in the history at Mission Concepcion, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of the Americas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planning site.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Houston road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Teo-Chew Temple ©
Teo-Chew Temple

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