5 days in Austin, Fredericksburg & San Antonio Itinerary

5 days in Austin, Fredericksburg & San Antonio Itinerary

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5 days in Austin, Fredericksburg & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Austin is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Austin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Austin to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Inner Space Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Museum Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main, then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards, and finally contemplate the long history of Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg attractions website .

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Fredericksburg at 87°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Sister Creek Vineyards, then take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, then see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Mission Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio online holiday planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 94°F and lows about 73°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Sister Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Sister Creek Vineyards ©
Sister Creek Vineyards

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