Route & dates
Austin— 3 nights
Fri, Aug 30 - Mon, Sep 2
Live Music Capital of the World
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.Bring the kids along to Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Texas State Capitol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels (in New Braunfels) and National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, look for gifts at Austin Visitor Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.
Before you visit Austin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Dallas to Austin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. August in Austin sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
Things to do in Austin
Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, National Museum of the Pacific War
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