15 days in Hill Country Itinerary

15 days in Hill Country Itinerary

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15 days in Hill Country Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Burnet
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fredericksburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Austin
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Houston

2
nights
Burnet

Burnet ©
Burnet is a city in and the county seat of Burnet County, Texas, United States. Step out of Burnet with an excursion to Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Longhorn Cavern State Park, experience rural life at Sweet Berry Farm, examine the collection at Highland Lakes Squadron Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inks Lake State Park.

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Houston to Burnet is an approximately 3.5- hour car ride. Traveling from Houston in May, plan for little chillier nights in Burnet, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Burnet

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Marble Falls, Pedernales Falls State Park
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Longhorn Cavern State Park ©
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Pedernales Falls State Park ©
Pedernales Falls State Park
Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park

5
nights
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.
Step out of Fredericksburg to go to Kerrville and see The Museum of Western Art, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip itinerary website.

Drive from Burnet to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. May in Fredericksburg sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerrville, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Garrison Brothers Distillery
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National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Wine Tours & Tastings

7
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Dick's Classic Garage (in San Marcos) and Gruene Historic District (in New Braunfels). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

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Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, Gruene Historic District, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin