4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 day
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Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion and then cool off at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of 1892 Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galveston day trip site.

Houston to Galveston is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Galveston can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and then get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Austin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Galveston in June, plan for little chillier nights in Austin, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

San Antonio

— 1 day

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 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and then go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in San Antonio are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.