6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas tour builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive
2
Port Aransas
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Alamo and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On your second day here, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, then trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio visit planner.

Columbia to San Antonio is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbia to San Antonio. Traveling from Columbia in September, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Aransas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Port Aransas

— 1 night
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll around Padre Balli Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Aransas trip app.

You can drive from San Antonio to Port Aransas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Aransas: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Fredericksburg

— 1 night

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip builder.

Drive from Port Aransas to Fredericksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Aransas in September, Fredericksburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Austin route planning app.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, Austin is a bit warmer than Fredericksburg - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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.