6 days in Texas Itinerary

6 days in Texas Itinerary

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6 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Orleans

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol and then wander the streets of 6th Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to South Congress Avenue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary maker .

New Orleans to Austin is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Austin to be a bit cooler, around 73°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery, then 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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fredericksburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Austin in June, expect Fredericksburg to be little chillier, temps between 88°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (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 ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

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.
On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from Fredericksburg to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in San Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
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.
On the 11th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Padre Island National Seashore. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rockport Beach and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Corpus Christi online trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Corpus Christi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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