8 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

8 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

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8 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get some historical perspective at Texas State Capitol and Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and Copper Shade Tree. Get out of town with these interesting Austin side-trips: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Stonewall), Texcetera (in Johnson City) and Inks Lake State Park (in Burnet).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Austin holiday tool .

Saint Louis to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Saint Louis in March: highs in Austin hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johnson City, Inks Lake State Park, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, Copper Shade Tree Gallery
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Inks Lake State Park ©
Inks Lake State Park

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Goliad State Park & Mission Espiritu Santo State Historic Site and Natural Bridge Caverns. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luckenbach Texas General Store and The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. Get out of town with these interesting San Antonio side-trips: The Museum of Western Art (in Kerrville), National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg) and Presidio La Bahia (in Goliad). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and take in the history at Mission San Jose.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Antonio road trip planning app .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kerrville, Goliad, Becker Vineyards (Winery), National Museum of the Pacific War, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)

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