Route & dates
Drive: 4 h
Fredericksburg— Few hours
Drive: 1 h 45 min
Austin— 2 nights
Drive: 5 h 15 min
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War and then make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.
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Midland to Fredericksburg is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Fredericksburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.
Things to do in Fredericksburg
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Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.On the 11th (Fri), admire the striking features of The Driskill, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin.
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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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in September, with highs in Austin at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Austin
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