8 days in Texas & Detroit Itinerary

8 days in Texas & Detroit Itinerary

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San Antonio
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Detroit
— 3 nights

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San Antonio

— 3 nights

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.
Attractions like SeaWorld and Barton Springs Pool make great kid-friendly stops. When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Texas State Capitol in Austin, approximately Austin away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, take in the history at Mission San Jose, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and have fun at Brackenridge Park.

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Detroit to San Antonio is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Detroit

— 3 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Bring the kids along to Cedar Point and Comerica Park. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (in Flint), Indian Creek Zoo (in Lambertville) and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (in Frankenmuth). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, don't miss a visit to Ambassador Bridge, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

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Fly from San Antonio to Detroit in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Detroit is slightly colder than San Antonio - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.