3 days in Texas Itinerary

3 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas planner
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Austin
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin — 1 day

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 (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Austin route planner.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Austin. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for much warmer days in Austin, with highs around 63°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

San Antonio — 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, make a splash at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then see the interesting displays at Spanish Governor's Palace, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Antonio road trip planning website.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in San Antonio sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.
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