6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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Austin
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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South Padre Island
— 1 day
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Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Austin day trip site.

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in April: highs in Austin hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, take in the history at Mission San Jose, then explore the galleries of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio day trip site.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

South Padre Island

— 1 day
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 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

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Getting from San Antonio to South Padre Island by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for little chillier days in South Padre Island, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.