4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then admire the natural beauty at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas.

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Charlotte to San Antonio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in February: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 70°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Austin

— 2 nights

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 13th (Sat): stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, learn the secrets of beer at Bike and Brew ATX, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. On your second day here, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Austin are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.