4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Dallas
Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 2 nights
Fly

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Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

Boston to Dallas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston to Dallas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in May, with highs in Dallas at 83°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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 22nd (Sat): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to San Antonio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder tool.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.