6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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6 days in Texas Itinerary

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

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 9th (Sat), take a stroll through South Congress Avenue and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Austin day trip planning app .

Columbus to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in February, things will get much warmer in Austin: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Garrison Brothers Distillery, learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards on Main.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg road trip planning site .

You can drive from Austin to Fredericksburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 39°F in Fredericksburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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 11th (Mon): examine the collection at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Spanish Governor's Palace, wander the streets of Southtown, then steep yourself in history at King William Historic District, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Antonio holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in February, San Antonio is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Padre Island National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corpus Christi sightseeing planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Corpus Christi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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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