6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Austin
— 2 nights
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
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Galveston, Galveston Island
— 2 nights
Bus to George Bush Airport, Houston, TX, Fly to Little Rock

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hamilton Pool Preserve and Pedernales Falls State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Longhorn Cavern State Park and Comal River. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to New Braunfels (Gruene Historic District & Landa Park). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, stop by SoCo District, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Austin tour planner.

Little Rock to Austin is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the South Padre Island road trip site.

Fly from Austin to South Padre Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galveston.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Galveston, Galveston Island

— 2 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, then examine the collection at Galveston Railroad Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Tree Sculptures. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through East End Historic District, make a trip to Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then engage your brain at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then explore the galleries of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally take an in-depth tour of Moody Mansion.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston trip maker app.

You can fly from South Padre Island to Galveston in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Galveston sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.