5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
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Abilene
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San Antonio
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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 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, learn more about the world around you at Texas Memorial Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online trip maker.

Houston to Austin is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Austin are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Abilene.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Jacob's Dream Sculpture, then get to know the resident critters at Abilene Zoo, and finally examine the collection at Frontier Texas!.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Abilene trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Austin to Abilene takes 4 hours. June in Abilene sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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 20th (Sun): get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and then make a trip to Main Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio online trip planner.

You can drive from Abilene to San Antonio in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Antonio are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.