5 days in Austin, San Antonio & Waco Itinerary

5 days in Austin, San Antonio & Waco Itinerary

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Austin
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San Antonio
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Austin

— 1 day

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin travel itinerary planner.

Boston to Austin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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San Antonio

— 4 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.
Do your shopping at The San Antonio River Walk and Luckenbach Texas General Store. Visit St. Mary's Catholic Church and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral for their historical value. When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Landa Park in New Braunfels, approximately New Braunfels away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more 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. In October, daytime highs in San Antonio are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Spice Village and then get the lay of the land with Homestead Heritage.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Waco online trip maker.

You can drive from San Antonio to Waco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Antonio in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Waco, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Waco

Tours · Shopping