4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip planner

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Austin
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Corpus Christi
— 1 night
Fly

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip maker tool.

Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Museums

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then shop like a local with Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Pontotoc Vineyard.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg visit planner.

Drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in August, with highs in Fredericksburg at 93°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

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 26th (Sun): hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in August since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Corpus Christi

— 1 night

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Padre Island National Seashore.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corpus Christi journey tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. August in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.