4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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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 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip website.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Austin at 71°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

San Antonio

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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 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, stroll around Brackenridge Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Antonio online attractions planner.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in November, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping


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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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Fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Dallas is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

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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.