5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Dallas
— 1 night
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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 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planning site.

Lafayette to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

San Antonio

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Antonio trip builder app.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Make your Dallas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from San Antonio to Dallas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · 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.