8 days in Waco & San Antonio Itinerary

8 days in Waco & San Antonio Itinerary

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8 days in Waco & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Waco
1
Waco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Waco

4
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Popular historic sites such as St. Anthony Catholic Church and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brennan Vineyards and Waco Mammoth National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to College Station (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum & Bonfire Memorial), Messina Hof Winery (in Bryan) and Revolver Brewery (in Granbury). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, stop by Magnolia Market at the Silos, and learn about winemaking at Valley Mills Vineyards.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Waco itinerary builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Waco. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

College Station, Bryan, Brennan Vineyards, Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Waco Mammoth National Monument ©
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Dr Pepper Museum ©
Dr Pepper Museum

3
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 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Antonio trip tool .

You can drive from Waco to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

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