5 days in Austin, San Antonio & Waco Itinerary

5 days in Austin, San Antonio & Waco Itinerary

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5 days in Austin, San Antonio & Waco Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Waco
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Boston

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 17th (Fri), Head underground at Inner Space Cavern and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Austin custom trip planner.

Boston to Austin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Austin due to the time zone difference. In February, Austin is much warmer than Boston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Inner Space Cavern
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Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Luckenbach General Store and Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at The San Antonio River Walk and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: St Mary's Catholic Church (in Fredericksburg) and Landa Park (in New Braunfels). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at The Alamo.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel itinerary creator.

You can take a bus from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in San Antonio are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Luckenbach Texas General Store, Landa Park
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©

few
hours
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Spice Village and then contemplate the long history of Homestead Heritage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Waco trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Antonio to Waco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Antonio in February, expect Waco to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Shopping Tours
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Spice Village ©
Spice Village
Homestead Heritage ©
Homestead Heritage

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