8 days in Texas Itinerary

8 days in Texas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Antonio
— 3 nights
2
Austin
— 3 nights
3
South Padre Island
— 1 night

3
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.
Family-friendly places like SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, make a splash at Splashtown, and find something for the whole family at Morgan's Wonderland.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Antonio. In July, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Six Flags Fiesta Texas ©
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Attractions like Barton Springs Pool and Bullock Texas State History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, look for gifts at Waterloo Records, look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Austin trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., stop by Seas the Day, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Austin to South Padre Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Seas the Day ©
Seas the Day

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