4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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— 1 night
San Antonio
— 2 nights


Austin — 1 night

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Austin travel planner.

Newark to Austin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Austin. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Austin reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Antonio — 2 nights

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 10th (Sat): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower of the Americas, then walk around Hemisfair Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Mission San Jose, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel route builder.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Room Escape Games
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.