5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Mexic-Arte Museum. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.

Before you visit Austin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Austin reach 71°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 30th (Sat): try out the rides at SeaWorld San Antonio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and then hike along The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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