6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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6 days in Texas Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Minneapolis

3
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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, theme parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Antonio, and get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planner.

Minneapolis to San Antonio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get much hotter in San Antonio: highs are around 66°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin travel route builder site .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Austin sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

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