16 days in Texas Itinerary

16 days in Texas Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 5 nights
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Luling
— 2 nights
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Lockhart
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Driftwood
— 1 night
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Taylor
— 1 night
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Austin
— 5 nights
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San Antonio

— 5 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Step out of the city life by going to Cave Without a Name and River Road Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens and Steves Homestead. Venture out of the city with trips to Sister Creek Vineyards (in Sisterdale), New Braunfels (Landa Park & Comal River) and Kerrville (Louise Hays Park & Riverside Nature Center). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, gain some tasty knowledge on Cottonwood Wine Tours, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary builder tool.

Orlando to San Antonio is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luling.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Luling

— 2 nights
Luling is a city in Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, Texas, United States, along the San Marcos River. On the 30th (Thu), take the plunge with Skydive Lone Star, contemplate the long history of Pioneer Village Living History Center, then steep yourself in history at Texas Heroes Square, and finally examine the collection at Old Jail Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Central Texas Oil Patch Museum, examine the collection at Zedler Mill, and then contemplate the long history of Los Nogales Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Luling trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Luling takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Lockhart.

Things to do in Luling

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Lockhart

Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lockhart route planner.

Lockhart is very close to Luling. In October in Lockhart, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. You will leave for Driftwood on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Lockhart

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks

Driftwood

— 1 night
Driftwood is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in northern Hays County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Camp Ben McCulloch and then do a tasting at Salt Lick Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Wimberley Valley Winery, then walk around Historic Stagecoach Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vista Brewing.

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

You can drive from Lockhart to Driftwood in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Taylor.

Things to do in Driftwood

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Taylor

— 1 night
Taylor is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): play a few rounds at Blackhawk Golf Club, play a few rounds at Golf Club at Star Ranch, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Granger Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taylor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Driftwood to Taylor takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Taylor

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Gorman Falls will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Barton Creek Greenbelt and Food Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Texas Legato Winery (in Lampasas), Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge (in Marble Falls) and Colorado Bend State Park (in Bend). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Texas Military Forces Museum, contemplate the long history of O. Henry Home & Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Town Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin road trip planning site.

Getting from Taylor to Austin by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Texas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.