10 days in Texas Itinerary

10 days in Texas Itinerary

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10 days in Texas Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  28​h
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
Perth

4
days
Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get a sense of the local culture at Texas State Capitol and LBJ Presidential Library. Visiting Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, contemplate the long history of The Driskill Bar, and look for gifts at Waterloo Records & Video.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Austin holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to Austin is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Austin, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Austin: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamilton Pool Preserve
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
day
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip maker .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Austin in January since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Historic Sites
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St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Caverns and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, then take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Antonio online trip maker .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fredericksburg in January since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns

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