Austin Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Austin in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Austin in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Austin that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Austin itinerary.

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3 Days in Austin - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

The second largest state capital in the United States, Austin is an imperative educational, administrative, and cultural centre in the country. Known for its plethora of green spaces and huge bat population, Austin entices visitors for a pleasant and fun-filled time. With the help of this Austin Itinerary 3 Days, explore the best of Austin in 72 hours.

What to see in 3 days in Austin?

Day 1 In Austin

On the first day, pay a visit to 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 afternoon, head to State Capitol, the prime attraction in Austin and the largest capital building (not the tallest) in the 50 states of America. 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 evening, visit Waterloo Records, which is Austin’s favorite store. Spend the late evening chilling at Boardwalk on the Ann and Roy Butler trail. A plush, urban path bordering the waterfront, this boardwalk is a relaxing space in Austin that is perfect for a calm evening.

Day 2 In Austin

In the morning, stroll along South Congress, an area which is a perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary Austin. From lively cafes, bars, and eateries, to bustling shops and marketplaces, there is a lot to explore and see in SoCo. 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 is known for its eclectic music scene. So, spend the night listening to live music at any of the pubs in this area.

Day 3 In Austin

Start off your trip with a refreshing dip in the Barton Springs. A set of four natural water springs located at Barton Creek on the grounds of Zilker Park in Austin, it is the fourth largest spring in Texas. Zilker Metropolitan Park also houses a number of other attractions which are waiting to be explored. Zilker Hillside Theater, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Nature and Science Centre, and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum are some of the popular attractions housed in this park.

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Best Hotels in Austin for 3 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Austin itinerary 3 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Austin. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Austin in 4 days or 5 days.

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