9 days in Austin, San Antonio & Brownsville Itinerary

9 days in Austin, San Antonio & Brownsville Itinerary

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Fly
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Austin
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brownsville
— 3 nights
Drive to Valley International Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas Military Forces Museum and Kuhlman Cellars. Explore hidden gems such as Garrison Brothers Distillery and O. Henry Home & Museum. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Driskill, and ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip builder tool.

San Diego to Austin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Austin, with lows of 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District. On your second day here, tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera, explore the fascinating underground world of Cascade Caverns, then identify plant and animal life at Cibolo Nature Center, and finally trot along with Stricker Trail Rides.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use 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 November, daytime highs in San Antonio are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brownsville.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Brownsville

Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laguna Madre Nature Trail and Stillman House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sabal Palm Sanctuary and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brownsville: South Padre Island (Karen's Custom Toe Rings, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Carriage House Day Spa.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brownsville trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Brownsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Antonio in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brownsville, with lows of 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brownsville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip