7 days in Texas Itinerary

7 days in Texas Itinerary

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7 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Dallas
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore and learn at Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas Memorial Museum. Attractions like Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Barton Springs Pool make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and stop by Central Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin tour itinerary builder website .

Detroit to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Austin is minus 1 hour. In April, Austin is much warmer than Detroit - with highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

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You can 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 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to South Padre Island.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
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 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally meet the residents at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the South Padre Island trip planning app .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Padre Island to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Padre Island in April, Dallas is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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