Austin Itinerary 1 Day

This is a glimpse of what to see in 1 day in Austin from Austin itinerary 1 day created by our travel experts. These are the attractions one must visit while planning a 1 day trip to Austin.

A Day in Austin - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

Capital of the state of Texas, Austin is a laid-back inland city popular for activities like hiking, biking, swimming and boating. Home to the University of Texas and the State Capitol Building, Austin is an entertaining place full of sightseeing opportunities. Using this Austin Itinerary 1 Day, find out the best way to explore Austin in 24 hours.

Is one day enough for Austin?

Wondering whether one day is enough or not, to explore Austin? Certainly not; but here's how you can make the most of it. Though Austin is the place to be, suggesting attractions for 24 hours in Austin could be a tough choice as there are many places than you can visit. You might get a glimpse of Austin, but for a local slice, you of course need a lot more time. On this trip, we suggest you cover only 4-5 popular attractions of Austin, spending time walking around and discovering the history, culture, and people.

What to pack for 1 day in Austin vacation?

It can be worth having a petite backpack for Austin day trip. More helpful things to pack for a day trip to Austin:

  • Light jacket
  • Maps and Brochures
  • Snacks and Water Bottle
  • Camera with batteries

How much money do you need for 1 day in Austin?

The average daily price for traveling in Austin is USD 157. The average price of food for one day is USD 27.5. The average price of a hotel for a couple is USD 218.

What To Do In Austin For 1 Day?

Early in the morning

Make your way to the State Capitol, the largest capitol building (not the tallest) in the 50 states of America. If this is your first visit to this grand structure, you can opt for the free, 30-minute guided tour which provides an insight into the local, state, and national history. In addition to exploring the building, do not forget to stroll around the surrounding grounds which house close to 17 monuments, historical buildings, and landscaped lawns.

In the afternoon

Head to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum a place housing interesting exhibits which delve deeper into the minute and important events of the Texan history. The best part about this museum is that unlike typical museums with boring and long descriptions, this one has a humorous side to it.
In the evening, walk along the Boardwalk on the Ann and Roy Butler trail. A lush, urban path bordering the waterfront, this boardwalk is a relaxing space in Austin that is

perfect for a tranquil evening.

As it nears the time of sunset, head to the downtown's Congress Avenue Bridge for an exciting round of bat-watching. Home to North America’s largest urban bat colonies, this area is quite popular among tourists. Call the Bat Hotline (tel. 512/416-5700, ext. 3636) to find out the daily estimated time of the bat flight so that you can gather near the east side of the bridge to watch the awe-inspiring phenomenon of hundreds of bats taking flight simultaneously.

Austin travel tips to save time and money

Easy and handy Austin guidelines for your one day trip in Austin:

  • Don't try to fit in everything
  • Book a guided Austin sightseeing tour
  • Start early, you will have more time to explore as well you can easily beat the crowds.
  • Don't leave your planning until the last minute

Where to stay for 1 day in Austin?

Since you have only 24 hours in Austin, you should make the most of it by staying around the city's top attractions. Although it might not be the best deal, you will save time as well money spent on commute. Whatever your budget is, you can easily find the cheap and budget friendly accommodations in Austin for 1 day. Locals also offer cozy homestays with awesome food and they would guide you to plan your travel accordingly.

Best places to eat in Austin if you've only 1 day:

Want to explore the sumptuous cuisine of this city? Then, visit the most popular restaurants for delicious food.

Local transportation in Austin

If you want to explore the offbeat places in Austin and know its every nook and corner, then hopping onto a metro/train or a local city bus will be a smart choice.

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