5 days in Texas Itinerary

5 days in Texas Itinerary

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5 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Austin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): wander the streets of 6th Street and then make a trip to South Congress Avenue.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin itinerary builder tool .

Washington DC to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Austin reach 64°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Neighborhoods Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue
6th Street ©
6th Street

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wildseed Farms, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fredericksburg trip planner .

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 a bit cooler nights when traveling from Austin in December since evenings lows in Fredericksburg dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Outdoors Breweries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, then take a stroll through Southtown, then browse the exhibits of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio route planning website .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in December, with highs in San Antonio at 66°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Southtown ©
Southtown
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Corpus Christi, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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