3 days in Texas Itinerary

3 days in Texas Itinerary

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Dallas
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Dallas

— 1 day

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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San Francisco to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Dallas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Dallas to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Dallas to Austin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 1 night

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 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

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Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.