9 days in Austin, Dallas & San Antonio Itinerary

9 days in Austin, Dallas & San Antonio Itinerary

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9 days in Austin, Dallas & San Antonio Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Dallas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Austin

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zilker Botanical Garden. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Botanical Garden, and finally admire all the interesting features of Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Austin online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Austin Bergstrom International Airport and San Antonio International Airport. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©

4
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dinosaur Valley State Park, Deep Ellum (Deep Elm) and Fair Park. Go for a jaunt from Dallas to Fort Worth to see Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dallas itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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1
night
Austin

Austin ©
You've now added Hamilton Pool Preserve to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Austin road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Krause Springs
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Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Krause Springs ©
Krause Springs

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The San Antonio River Walk as well as The Alamo. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Alamo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The San Antonio River Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary app .

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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