6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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6 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dallas
— Few hours
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Tallahassee

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Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dallas online vacation planner .

Tallahassee to Dallas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to Dallas due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Dallas are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
day
South Padre Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Antonio in July, you will find days in South Padre Island are little chillier (88°F), and nights are about the same (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Water Wall and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from South Padre Island to Houston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from South Padre Island in July: highs in Houston hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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