11 days in New Braunfels, Austin & Tucson Itinerary

11 days in New Braunfels, Austin & Tucson Itinerary

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New Braunfels

— 3 nights

Neu-Braunfels

Built upon the back of an older cotton-producing town called Gruene, New Braunfels pays tribute to its heritage by maintaining part of the historical town--its post office, general store, and dance hall among other buildings--inside the city limits.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gruene Hall, Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Gruene Antique Company, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Comal River and Gruene Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Braunfels: Joshua Springs Park and Preserve (in Comfort), Fredericksburg (Old Tunnel State Park, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, &more) and Real Ale Brewing Company (in Blanco). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park, get some fabulous bargains at San Marcos Premium Outlets, savor the flavors at Taste of the Hills Wine Tours, and go for a stroll along the water at Canyon Lake Marina.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Braunfels trip itinerary app.

Simi Valley to New Braunfels is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Simi Valley in June; daily highs in New Braunfels reach 93°F and lows reach 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Austin.

Things to do in New Braunfels

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center as well as Zilker Metropolitan Park. Explore hidden gems such as HOPE Outdoor Gallery and Ghost & Vampire Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs) and Veteran's Memorial Park (in Cedar Park). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and see the interesting displays at Museum of The Weird.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin day trip planner.

Getting from New Braunfels to Austin by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tucson.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tucson

— 4 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen Mine Tour and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Colossal Cave Mountain Park (in Vail), Santa Catalina Mountains (in Mount Lemmon) and Tombstone (Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, O.K. Corral, &more). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Double R Ranch, take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson road trip app.

You can fly from Austin to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips