10 days in Austin & Nags Head Itinerary

10 days in Austin & Nags Head Itinerary

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10 days in Austin & Nags Head Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Pioneer Museum Complex and Becker Vineyards (Winery) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blue Bell Creameries and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet), Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye) and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Stonewall). There's lots more to do: stop by Luckenbach Texas General Store, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Spoetzl Brewery, do a tasting at Hahne Estates Winery, and explore and take pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Austin trip tool .

San Antonio to Austin is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Stonewall, Blue Bell Creameries, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Luckenbach Texas General Store
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Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Blue Bell Creameries ©
Blue Bell Creameries

3
nights
Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Get some cultural insight at British Cemetery and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: Corolla (Whalehead Club & Currituck Beach). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, wander the streets of Scarborough Lane Shoppes, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nags Head day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Austin to Nags Head in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Nags Head is 1 hour. When traveling from Austin in June, plan for slightly colder days in Nags Head, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Ocracoke, Duck, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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