3 days in Texas Itinerary

3 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner
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Arlington
— 1 day
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Arlington — 1 day

The popular saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas!" and Arlington exemplifies that maxim.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), stroll around Richard Greene Linear Park, then make a splash at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arlington trip itinerary builder tool.

Chicago to Arlington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get a bit warmer in Arlington: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to San Antonio.
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San Antonio — 1 night

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 30th (Sun): take in the history at Mission San Jose, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary planner.

You can fly from Arlington to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Arlington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Austin — 1 night

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 31st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally don't miss a visit to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Austin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Austin sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Texas travel guide

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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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