12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne

3
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step off the beaten path and head to Round Rock Premium Outlets and Waterloo Records & Video. Shop till you drop at Tanger Outlet San Marcos and Potter Country Store. Take a break from Austin with a short trip to San Marcos Premium Outlets in San Marcos, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Peter Pan.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Austin tour itinerary planner

Melbourne, Australia to Austin is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Austin is minus 16 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

San Marcos, Potter Country Store, Round Rock Premium Outlets
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San Marcos Premium Outlets ©
San Marcos Premium Outlets
Tanger Outlet San Marcos
Tanger Outlet San Marcos
Round Rock Premium Outlets ©
Round Rock Premium Outlets

4
days
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.
Head to Luckenbach Texas General Store and Camp Verde General Storefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Wolfmuellers Bookstore. Change things up with a short trip to Love Creek Orchards in Medina (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, stop by URBANherbal, browse for treasures at Red Baron Antique Mall, and make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fredericksburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Austin to Fredericksburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in December, with highs in Fredericksburg at 18°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerrville, Love Creek Orchards, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Camp Verde General Store
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Camp Verde General Store ©
Camp Verde General Store
Rustlin' Rob's Texas Gourmet Foods ©
Love Creek Orchards ©
Love Creek Orchards

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 (Tue): trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando Cathedral, and finally stroll through The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Shops At La Cantera, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepción, then admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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The Alamo
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Shops At La Cantera ©
The Shops At La Cantera

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