12 days in Texas Itinerary

12 days in Texas Itinerary

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12 days in Texas Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 3 nights
2
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Austin

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Bring the kids along to Barton Springs Pool and Texas State Capitol. The adventure continues: get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Bonnell.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Austin. June in Austin sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Fun & Games Trails
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

4
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.
Bring the kids along to SeaWorld San Antonio and Natural Bridge Caverns. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Alamo.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 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 22nd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

National Museum of the Pacific War
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
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.
Big Bend National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, take a memorable drive along Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive, trek along The Window Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Big Bend National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from San Antonio in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Big Bend National Park: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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