6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas vacation planner

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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Port Aransas
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

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San Francisco to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Austin is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 93°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Alamo, take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio road trip planning site.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in September, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Aransas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Port Aransas

— 2 nights
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then enjoy the sand and surf at Padre Island National Seashore. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Aransas Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Aransas trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Port Aransas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for slightly colder days in Port Aransas, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

South Padre Island

— 1 night
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc..

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our South Padre Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Aransas to South Padre Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in South Padre Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.