10 days in Austin & Durango Itinerary

10 days in Austin & Durango Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Austin
— 5 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Austin

— 5 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thinkery and Spas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Morgan's Wonderland and Landa Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Marta Stafford Fine Art (in Marble Falls) and Exotic Resort Zoo, Inc. (in Johnson City). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Town Lake, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Austin vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Austin. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Durango.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kids will enjoy San Juan National Forest and Powerhouse Science Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Animas River and Honeyville. There's lots more to do: trek along Animas River Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Durango by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Durango is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Austin, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 35°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums