4 days in Texas Itinerary

4 days in Texas Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 1 day
Drive
2
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Fly
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive

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day
San Antonio

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 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, enjoy some music at Japanese Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alamo Plaza, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Plaza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Antonio. In September, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Parks · Nightlife
Highlights from your trip
McNay Art Museum ©
Art Museum
McNay Art Museum
4.7
San Antonio Fire Museum ©
Specialty Museum
San Antonio Fire Museum
4.8

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

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 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Galveston Railroad Museum, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then examine the collection at 1877 Tall Ship Elissa And Texas Seaport Museum, and finally get some thrills on the water with Galveston Water Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): wander the streets of East End Historic District, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, then look for gifts at Murdochs, and finally steep yourself in history at Moody Mansion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Galveston trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Galveston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Galveston

Highlights from your trip
1892 Bishop's Palace ©
Historic Site
1892 Bishop's Palace
4.6
Murdochs ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Murdochs
4.3

1
night
South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

Plan a South Padre Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Galveston to South Padre Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.2

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