5 days in Austin & Santa Fe Itinerary

5 days in Austin & Santa Fe Itinerary

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5 days in Austin & Santa Fe Itinerary

Start: Austin
1
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Austin

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol, then admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Austin journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Austin. In September, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Taos (Taos Pueblo & Rio Grande Gorge Bridge) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, take in the natural beauty of ten thousand waves, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Austin to Santa Fe by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Santa Fe. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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