6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Austin
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
2
South Padre Island
— 2 nights
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
3
Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  7 h
End: Washington DC

1
night
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 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Austin driving holiday planner.

Washington DC to Austin is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Austin. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Austin to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamilton Pool Preserve
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Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the South Padre Island online trip maker.

Getting from Austin to South Padre Island by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Austin in April, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Galveston, Galveston Island

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 9th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Moody Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally wander the streets of East End Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from South Padre Island to Galveston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April in Galveston, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Moody Mansion ©
Moody Mansion
East End Historic District ©
East End Historic District

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