9 days in Texas Itinerary

9 days in Texas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Texas sightseeing planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
San Antonio
— 1 day
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, head outdoors with Bike and Brew ATX, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then grab your bike and head to Barton Creek Greenbelt.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin tour itinerary builder app.

Houston to Austin is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Austin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

San Antonio — 1 day

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 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take in the history at Mission Espada, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Antonio online visit planner.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.
Historic Sites

Big Bend National Park — 2 nights

Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Popular historic sites such as Homer Wilson Ranch and Castolon Historic District are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Chisos Mountains and Ernst Tinaja Trail. There's more to do: stroll through Cattail Falls Trail and take in breathtaking views at Tuff Canyon Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park journey planner.

Drive from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Antonio in June: highs in Big Bend National Park hover around 100°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fredericksburg.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Fredericksburg — 1 night

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerrville River Trail, look for gifts at The Tinsmith's Wife, and then immerse yourself in nature at Old Tunnel State Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church and then admire the landmark architecture of Old Blanco County Courthouse.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg trip site.

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Fredericksburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Big Bend National Park in June, with highs in Fredericksburg at 88°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Nature
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Texas travel guide

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The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.