4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 1 night
— 2 nights


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.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

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Houston to San Antonio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Austin.
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

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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 June in Austin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Nature

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.