6 days in Waco, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

6 days in Waco, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

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6 days in Waco, San Antonio & Austin Itinerary

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

1
night
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
You've now added Dr Pepper Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Waco Mammoth National Monument, contemplate the long history of Homestead Heritage, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mayborn Museum Complex, then shop like a local with Spice Village, and finally take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Waco sightseeing planner.

Boston to Waco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Boston in February, you will find days in Waco are much warmer (63°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (39°F). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Tours Childrens Museums
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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along The San Antonio River Walk, then see a world frozen in time at Gruene Historic District, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose Church, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, see the interesting displays at The Briscoe Western Art Museum, then pause for some photo ops at The Alamo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Waco to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Waco in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gruene Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You've now added The Broken Spoke to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garrison Brothers Distillery and Becker Vineyards. Museum-lovers will appreciate Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Luckenbach General Store (in Luckenbach) and Fredericksburg (Pioneer Museum Complex & St Mary's Catholic Church). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Austin holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Austin sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Stonewall, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Pioneer Museum Complex ©
Pioneer Museum Complex

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