4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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4 days in Texas Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Dallas

2
days
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 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as well as Lake Travis Zipline Adventures. On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then admire the striking features of The Driskill Bar. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, kick your exploration up a notch at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, and then wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Austin vacation trip planner.

Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Antonio vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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