7 days in Austin & Durham Itinerary

7 days in Austin & Durham Itinerary

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7 days in Austin & Durham Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Durham
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Austin

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Blue Bell Creameries and Pioneer Museum Complex. Head to Luckenbach Texas General Store and Texceterafor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington), Kerrville (The Museum of Western Art & The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden) and Fredericksburg (Agave Gallery Fine Art, Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Becker Vineyards, examine the collection at Briscoe Western Art Museum, explore the world behind art at The Blanton Museum of Art, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Garrison Brothers Distillery.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Austin day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Austin. March in Austin sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Hye, Kerrville, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
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The Blanton Museum of Art ©
The Blanton Museum of Art
Texcetera ©
Texcetera
The Museum of Western Art ©
The Museum of Western Art

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of University of North Carolina, see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at North Carolina Botanical Garden, then admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, and finally admire all the interesting features of Duke University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): hunt for treasures at State Farmers Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore and take pictures at PNC Arena, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip planner .

Getting from Austin to Durham by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Durham. Traveling from Austin in March, things will get a bit cooler in Durham: highs are around 61°F and lows about 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Raleigh, Chapel Hill
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The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
State Farmers Market ©
State Farmers Market

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