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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Waterloo Records, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the striking features of The Driskill. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching.

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West Palm Beach to Austin is an approximately 4.5-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. When traveling from West Palm Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Austin, with highs around 98°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tyler.
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Tyler — 1 night

Tyler is a city located in central Smith County, Texas, United States. On the 20th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Caldwell Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Tyler State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Tyler Museum of Art, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Austin to Tyler in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville — 1 night

Jacksonville is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. On the 21st (Sun), walk around Love's Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari.

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You can drive from Tyler to Jacksonville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Jacksonville, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.
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Houston — 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

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Getting from Jacksonville to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. August in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Texas travel guide

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.