5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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Fly
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary app.

Jacksonville to San Antonio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jacksonville to San Antonio. While traveling from Jacksonville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

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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 5th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Driskill, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then stroll through Mount Bonnell, and finally admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip builder site.

Drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
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.