4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally sample some tasty brews at Bike and Brew ATX.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planner.

Des Moines to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in May: high temperatures in Austin hover around 85°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Brackenridge Park, take in the history at Mission San Jose, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, then stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Antonio itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.