3 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

3 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas trip itinerary planner

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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive

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Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Austin. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas, then explore the galleries of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in San Antonio sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites