Austin Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in Austin in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in Austin. These are the most preferred places to visit in Austin in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in Austin may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of Austin.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • First time visitor and looking for travel ideas
  • Checking options to stay, restaurants, and local transportation in Austin
  • Week-long holiday with family or friends
  • Looking out for family and kid-friendly destinations
  • Exploring travel expert opinions on longer trips
  • Want to calculate approx buget of a trip to Austin

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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.

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.

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in Austin

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Best Hotels in Austin for 1 Day Trip

Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in Austin or 3 days in Austin. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in Austin.

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