9 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

9 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

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9 days in Austin & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  3​h
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
End: Houston

3
nights
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inner Space Cavern and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dick's Classic Garage and Thinkery. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley), Exotic Resort Zoo (in Johnson City) and William Chris Vineyards (in Hye). There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, brush up on your military savvy at Texas Military Forces Museum, snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and get a taste of local nightlife at Rainey Street.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder .

Houston to Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, Exotic Resort Zoo, Inner Space Cavern, Jacob's Well Natural Area, William Chris Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Inner Space Cavern ©
Inner Space Cavern
William Chris Vineyards ©
William Chris Vineyards

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.
The Alamo and Pioneer Museum Complex will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site and The San Antonio River Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main) and Becker Vineyards (Winery) (in Stonewall). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Stonewall
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

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